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grace and peace

David Halberstam is dead at the age of 73, from injuries sustained in a car wreck today.

How awful, and how sad. Halberstam was an incredible journalist and author whose books about the Civil Rights movement, Vietnam, and the wars of the 1990's set the standard for good journalism about controversial subjects. Many of these quotes in a review of The Best and the Brightest (which is about how we got stuck in Vietnam) seem entirely relevant for today.

America lost a great writer today, but Halberstam left us with an incredible legacy. May he rest in peace.


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