It was as if John L. Lewis were reciting from a selection of great worksor what he imagined to be great works.
Was it Jeremiah? "Surely, there must be some balm in Gilead for a coal miner."
Was it Zola? "Mismanagement, cupidity and wanton neglect . . . in a period of 14 years . . . have made dead 28,000 mineworkers. . . . We accuse that in the same period . . . management and stockholders . . . violently mangled, crushed and shattered the bodies of 1,004,000 mineworkers."
Was it Shakespeare?...