AK LieblingAbbott Joseph “A. J.” Liebling (October 18, 1904 – December 28, 1963)

It is impossible for me to estimate how many of my early impressions of the world, correct and the opposite, came to me through newspapers. Homicide, adultery, no-hit pitching, and Balkanism were concepts that, left to my own devices, I would have encountered much later in life.