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Friday, December 23, 2005

"Nostalgia Is Overblown"

“Journalism today has a certain impact and power, a kind of public-education function, that I find enormously attractive. I didn’t want to be so removed from the world and be so cloistered …I’d rather think about the big issues that matter...I think that in the world as I view it, journalism by and large is better today than it’s ever been...Let’s be honest: The New York Times made plenty of mistakes 30 years ago. What’s different now is that people constantly catch them at it and correct them on it. I think the nostalgia for the good old days is completely overblown.”

- The New York Observer profiles Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek International editor.


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