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Norman Mailer
1923 -

Columnist, essayist, co-founder of The Village Voice, author of The Naked and the Dead (1948)

A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.

Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists.

1960 - from a column in Esquire magazine