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A.M. Rosenthal, RIP

By on 5.11.06 | 12:33AM

The New York Times has just reported that Abe Rosenthal died yesterday in Manhattan. He was 84. The story won't tell you that he was its last great editor, its last honest liberal and genuine defender of freedom, standards, and intellectual rigor. He's been missed for years. Now he'll be even more greatly missed.

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