Eulogy: Kurt Schork

Some people will say that Kurt Schork's death in an obscure war was senseless. And of course they are right: if only he had not made that last turn or, better yet, not been there at all. But Kurt died doing what he wanted to do. He was perhaps the finest war correspondent of his generation. Because he worked for a wire service and his byline rarely appeared in print, almost no one had heard of him. Yet everyone reading this tribute also read his articles.

Those of us who went into war zones usually found Kurt waiting for us, casual...

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