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Sam Smith

American freelance journalist, editor of the Web-based Progressive Review, author of Shadows of Hope: A Freethinker's Guide to Politics in the Time of Clinton (1974)

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Shadows of Hope: Clinton & America's Future
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It is in the nature of democracy that we are constantly being called upon to act before we have all the facts. It should not surprise us that writing about democracy is as incomplete as its subject. Journalism, after all, is to thought and understanding as the indictment is to the trial, the hypothesis to the truth, the estimate to the audit. It is the first cry for help, the hand groping for the light switch in the dark, the returns before the outlying precincts have been heard from.

from Shadows of Hope