The American: For Italy & the World
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"Weigh your actions carefully"
Auld Lang Syne
Auld Archive Staff
The "Auld Lang Syne" column is an assortment of letters, notes, telegrams from the pre-web age.
Before Tweets and texts, an American general had a terse response for his German counterpart.
For decades, wire service journalism was a short course in mental order and organization.
Old items you choose — or refuse — to discard can be issuances of memory itself.
Chivalrous rhetoric no longer plays much of a part in most newspaper, TV and online writing.
Once, so-called purple prose ruled disaster coverage, and it's making a comeback.