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Steven Vincent Benet
1898 - 1943

Poet, radio playwright, author of the epic John Brown's Body for which he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1929 (he posthumously won it again in 1944), author of The Devil and Daniel Webster (1937), and of the radio play They Burned the Books (1943)


We thought we were done with these things but we were wrong. We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.

1935 - from Litany for Dictatorships