Monday, August 20, 2018

Quote of the Day

He taught by instruction and example alike. "Young man," Farrell addressed John Lewis Gaddis, the future historian of the Cold War, at their first meeting, having just read a draft of Mr. Gaddis's dissertation, "you must always remember, when you write, 'on the other hand,' to tell what the first hand was."

- James Grant, in a remembrance of historian Robert H. Ferrell [The Wall Street Journal, August 18 - 19, 2018]

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