James Reston

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James Reston

Europe has a press that stresses opinions; America a press, radio, and television that emphasize news.More James Reston [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A government is the only vessel that leaks from the top.More James Reston [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The ship of state is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.More James Reston [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The conflict between the men who make and the men who report the news is as old as time. News may be true, but it is not truth, and reporters and officials seldom see it the same way. In the old days, the reporters or couriers of bad news were often put to the gallows; now they are given the Pulitzer Prize, but the conflict goes on.More James Reston [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wealth is conspicuous, but poverty hides.More James Reston [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity. Prosperity is what is doing us in.More James Reston [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The rising power of the United States in world affairs requires, not a more compliant press, but a relentless barrage of facts and criticism. Our job in this age, as I see it, is not to serve as cheerleaders for our side in the present world struggle but to help the largest possible number of people to see the realities of the changing and convulsive world in which American policy must operate.More James Reston [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.More James Reston [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whims.More James Reston [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.More James Reston [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It [the war in Vietnam] poisons everything. It has disrupted the economy, envenomed our politics, hurt the alliance, divided our people, and now it is interfering with this critical question of the arms race.More James Reston [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Golf: A plague invented by the Calvinistic Scots as a punishment for man's sins.More James Reston [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Golf is the Lord's punishment for man's sins.More James Reston [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As General Eisenhower discovered, it is easier to end the Cold War or stamp out poverty than to master this devilish pastime.More James Reston [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In any war, the first casualty is common sense, and the second is free and open discussion.More James Reston [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There isn't a single professional sports season now that doesn't go on at least a month too long. Baseball starts in football weather, and football in baseball weather, and basketball overlaps them both.More James Reston [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Stick with the optimists. It's going to be tough enough even if they're right.More James Reston [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Wealth is conspicuous, but poverty hides.More James Reston [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity. Prosperity is what is doing us in.More James Reston [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A government is the only vessel that leaks from the top.More James Reston [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebearers, but by diligent hard work, he overcame them.More James Reston [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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