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Auld Lang Syne

Auld Archive Staff

The "Auld Lang Syne" column is an assortment of letters, notes, telegrams from the pre-web age.

"Weigh your actions carefully"

Aldo Moro's efforts to secure his freedom changed the course of how terrorism was practiced.

"To the U.S.A. commander..."

Before Tweets and texts, an American general had a terse response for his German counterpart.

Emotional baggage

Old items you choose or refuse to discard can be issuances of memory itself.

"The will of the commander..."

Chivalrous rhetoric no longer plays much of a part in most newspaper, TV and online writing.

"The pen is paralyzed..."

Once, so-called purple prose ruled disaster coverage, and it's making a comeback.

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