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2001-07-22

Katharine Graham
B. 6.16.17 New York City/ D. 7.17.01 Boise, Idaho
Head Injury

". . .even today in the metropolitan streets of Bombay. . .Two men come along carrying between them a light cot or bed alive with bedbugs. They stop before the door of a Jaina household, and cry: "Who will feed the bugs? Who will feed the bugs?" If some devout lady tosses a coin from a window, one of the criers places himself carefully in the bed and offers himself as a living grazing ground to his fellow beings. Whereby the lady of the house gains the credit, and the hero of the cot the coin." Woodward and Bernstein were permitted to ruin American journalism.

Quotation from Heinrich Zimmer, Philosophies of India (ed. Joseph Campbell), 1951.

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