Theater: A Passion for Ideas and Order

The main business of journalism, Henry Robinson Luce once said, "is with the phenomenon, the event, the concrete, here and now . . . But unless we pay attention to the great truths, new and old, we will not do justice to reporting the phenomena." Perhaps more than any journalist of his generation, Harry Luce—who died three years ago last week at the age of 68—was a man in love with ideas. He was not a prophet or philosopher but an editor and publisher constantly engaged with the temporal problems of current journalism. But...

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