People: Mar. 2, 1970

"I should sit in my corner and not say anything. I'm not convinced any more that I know the score." The voice was still harsh and raspy, but Eric Hoffer's mood was unusually mild as he announced that he was giving up his weekly newspaper column, "Reflections," which runs in 400 papers, earning him about $5,000 a week. "I've got no solutions," the longshoreman-philosopher said. "This country needs solutions. When I write, I'm a passionate person, but I can't do it in a column. I slash too much." And Hoffer's replacement? Aaron Wildavsky, Dean...

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