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"Nov. 6, 1942:I have no real rapport with the 'workers,' in fact I actively detest them en masse. They grumble and strike and behave abominably while their very existence is made possible by sailors and merchant seamen who get a quarter or less than a quarter of what they do.

Jan. 30, 1948: Gandhi has been assassinated. In my humble opinion, a bloody good thing but far too late.

Nov. 11, 1949: Read the unexpurgated De Profundis. Poor Oscar Wilde ... odd that such brilliant wit should be allied to no humor at all.

March 9, 1953: Graham Greene was very agreeable...

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