Recollections of an old reporter. Seldes spent many years reporting from Europe.
He met many of the leading figures of the 20th century. He was an eye-witness to
many significant events. He spent much of his life trying to correct the record
with regard to the war in Spain, the role of certain Catholic clergymen in
collaborating with the Nazis, the hazards of cigarettes, and the corruption of
the press. Unfortunately he was blind to his own biases. He is uncritically in
favor of labor unions and regards any opposition to them as reactionary and fascist.
He is suspicious of everyone’s motives except labor-union thugs. He regards Ralph Nader
as a hero.
It is too bad that so many great opportunities were wasted on this ass whose father
was a libertarian.
Year Read: 2005
Libertarian Essays by Roy Halliday
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