The Press: Farewell to Washington

Though he has lived in Washington for the past 29 years, Walter Lippmann still calls New York home. Last week he let it be known that he is going back to the city where he wrote books on politics, contributed to the New Republic, and was the last editorial-page editor of Joseph Pulitzer's World.

Lippmann feels not so much that he is deserting Washington, but that Washington has deserted him. When he arrived in the latter days of the New Deal as the World War II clouds were gathering, he found the capital was the only place for a columnist to be;...

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