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US columnist & journalist (1925 - )
Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
I gave up on new poetry myself thirty years ago, when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens on a hostile world.
Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.
Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.
People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.