Murray Kempton

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Murray Kempton

James Murray Kempton (December 16, 1917 – May 5, 1997) was an American journalist and social and political commentator who received the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.


  • The faces in New York remind me of people who had played a game and lost. [citation needed]
  • If you talk to gangsters long enough, you’ll find out they’re just as bad as respectable people. [citation needed]
  • In baseball, the true class enemy is not the boss, but the fan. [citation needed]
  • For touching a people who want to forget ugly problems, no politician equals the one who has already forgotten them himself.

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