The Press: The Old New Lefty

The owlish little man minces few words. To Isidor Feinstein Stone, Richard Nixon is a "banal and shallow man," and Defense Secretary Melvin Laird "Washington's biggest liar since John Foster Dulles." As for John Mitchell: "Nothing is more dangerous than weak men who think they are tough guys."

Such harsh judgments pour forth from a four-page sheet titled I.F. Stone's Bi-Weekly and from a new book, Polemics and Prophecies 1967-1970 (Random House; $10), published this week. The book is a collection of Izzy Stone's articles and essays, including such intense images as President...

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