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  • April 25, 1956

    Traffic in Dope: Medical Problem

    The disastrous consequences of turning over to the police what is an essentially medical problem are steadily becoming more apparent’ as narcotic arrests rise each year to new records and the habit continues to spread, especially among young people. Control by prohibition has failed, but the proposed remedies for this failure consist mainly of more of the same measures which have already proved futile.

    Alfred R. Lindesmith

  • October 21, 1944

    The Negro Waits to See

    AS NOVEMBER approaches, the Presidential race seems to be too close for partisans of either side to take comfort.

    Walter F. White

  • October 23, 1929

    It Seems to Heywood Broun

    Baseball was glorified as the acme of precision long before the magazine writers began to proclaim that Henry Ford was our equivalent for Goethe.   

    Heywood Broun

  • September 27, 1866

    The Transatlantic Telegraph Will Concentrate Money and Power in the Hands of the Few

    “Where it is all going to end, and what kind of life the ‘merchant of the future’ will lead, nobody knows.”

    Richard Kreitner

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