Thursday, January 30, 2014

"...The audience he craves he also hates. 'Such men as Kane always tend toward the newspaper and entertainment world,' Welles said. 'They combine a morbid preoccupation with the public with a devastatingly low opinion of the public mentality and moral character.' Nothing could be more natural that a man like that would attempt to dictate his place in history. And nothing could be more availing. History is the shadow cast by the dead. So long as there's light, the shadow will fall." Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, 1-20-14

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