Archive: Dec 1999

1962: The Reporter in the Deep South

By Opinion December 15, 1999

[This article originally appeared in the April 1962 issue of Nieman Reports.] In “Absolom, Absolom!,” one of William Faulkner’s great Gothic novels of Yoknapatawpha county, Quinten Compson goes to Harvard and is questioned endlessly by his Canadian roommate and others: … Read more

1948: The Southern Revolt

By Opinion December 15, 1999

[This article originally appeared in the April 1948 issue of Nieman Reports.] As a personal preface to these comments, I would like to point out that they have been delayed because of my absence from Greenville on a speaking trip … Read more

1982: Endangered Species

By International News December 15, 1999

[This article originally appeared in the Autumn 1982 issue of Nieman Reports.] The independence era dawned over black Africa two decades ago, and in the flush of victory the new presidents promised their people many things: Constitutions, they said, would … Read more