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Elmer Davis (1890 – 1958)


Well-known news reporter, author, the Director of the United States Office of War Information during World War II, and a Peabody Award Recipient.
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Elmer Davis
"This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."
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"When a middle-aged man says in a moment of weariness that he is half dead, he is telling the literal truth."
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"Applause, mingled with boos and hisses, is about all that the average voter is able or willing to contribute to public life."




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"This year, when we all needed something to take our minds off our troubles, miniature golf did it . . . . If we cannot find bread, we are satisfied with the circus."
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"This nation was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the principle - among others - that honest men may honestly disagree; that if they all say what they think, a majority of the people will be able to distinguish truth from error."
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History of the New York Times, 1851-1921. Contributors: Elmer Davis - author. Publisher: New York Times. Place of Publication: New York. Publication Year: 1921.
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"This republic was not established by cowards; and cowards will not preserve it."
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"One of the things that is wrong with America is that everybody who has done anything at all in his own field is expected to be an authority on every subject under the sun."
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"The first and great commandment is: Don't let them scare you."
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