[Marxism] Fwd: Belabored Empires - The Awl
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Mon Oct 26 08:45:06 MDT 2015
In the darkest days of the Great Depression, Heywood Broun, a
sportswriter more famous for his gambling exploits during the Roaring
Twenties and for sneaking shots of gin during meetings than his
reportage, haphazardly transformed journalism with a newspaper column.
His August 1933 installment opened with a letter from an anonymous
journalist identified as “Reporter Unemployed,” who scoffed at hopes
that the federal legislation could save the newspaper profession.
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