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The country he declared tonight, really hasn’t changed much since 1896, for all the work of people like Theodore, and Jake Riis and Lincoln Steffens, and the many other men and women of their ilk. We’re all still running just … Continue reading

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I wondered, just as I had wondered a thousand times during staff meetings at the Times, how long members of the press – not to mention politicians and the public – would be content to equate deliberate ignorance of evil … Continue reading

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I had never been able when there to fully elude the awareness that I was surrounded by thieves and killers, each of whom had a very good explanation for his or her acts but none of whom gave the impression … Continue reading

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But as Kreizler loved to say (and Professor James ultimately had a hard time refuting), you cannot objectify the subjective, you cannot generalize the specific. —Caleb Carr/The Alienist

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As I’ve said before, however, degeneracy and corruption are not passing aspects but permanent features of life in New York; and while it has always been pleasant to think, when listening to such righteously outraged speakers as Parkhurst, Lexow, Mayor … Continue reading

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