Press: Augur

Argus was a mythological monster who never missed a trick, for some of his 100 eyes were always ajar. Considering that such a creature might well have been the pure prototype of the modern international journalist, Vladimir Poliakoff took "Argus" as a pen name in 1924, when he wrote an article for the British Fortnightly Review. By a mistake the printer made it "Augur." The accidental pseudonym served just as well for Journalist Poliakoff's political forecasts, and Augur it has remained. In 14 years that by-line has come to mean as much...

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