The Press: Second-String Aristotle

In Chicago, where many newspapermen still work in the Front Page tradition, Chicago Daily News Columnist Sydney J. (for Justin) Harris, 35, uses a more intellectual text as his guide. Says he: "I'm just a second-string Aristotle." By serving up his batch of high-and lowbrow opinions on everything from neon signs to neo-Thomism, Columnist Harris has become the most quoted newsman in the city. He has also become the center of countless arguments, whether discussing free love ("It frequently takes a man a long time to learn that free love is more expensive than any other kind") or setting readers straight...

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