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Stalin's Apologist: Walter Duranty: The New York Times's Man in Moscow

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Short, unattractive, hobbling about Stalin's Moscow on a wooden leg, Walter Duranty was an unlikely candidate for the world's most famous foreign correspondent. Yet for almost twenty years his articles filled the front page of The New York Times with gripping coverage of the aftermath of the Russian Revolution. A witty, engaging, impish character with a flamboyant life-sty ...more
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Published March 29th 1990 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Michael Connolly
May 02, 2012 Michael Connolly rated it really liked it
About the Author: Sally J. Taylor is an American writer living in London who has written several historical and biographical books on the British press.
Overview: Duranty believed that to be an objective reporter, he must not make moral judgements. But not only did Duranty fail to denounce Stalin’s crimes, he even helped cover them up. Duranty excused Stalin’s excesses by repeating the saying of the French Revolution figure Robespierre that you cannot make an omelet without breaking eggs. Duranty
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Flor De
Aug 10, 2010 Flor De added it
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Flor by: my social studies professor
When you read this book, you understand why the New York Times is headed downhill. The premise at that time was that even if Duranty lied about Stalin's crimes, the famine in The Soviet Union and everything else, the proximity to the Dictator was more important to the NYT. That's exactly how they have covered Cuba and that is exactly why they have lost readers and credibility. It's a great book and gives great insight into those who preach journalist objectivity, demand it from others and don't ...more
Danny Jacob
Apr 09, 2013 Danny Jacob rated it liked it
Amazing how a Pulitzer prize winning journalist watched while stalin starved millions and basically shrugged it off. And took lodging and favors from the soviet government and told socialists in America what they wanted to hear.

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Nov 26, 2012 Karen rated it did not like it
The book is probably good but I wasn't interested in the entire story of this person's life. I just wanted to read about the Stalin's apologist part of it.
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Sep 21, 2014 Steve Satterwhite rated it it was amazing
For any idiot who chooses to believe in the innate truthfulness of journalists, this biography of a celebrated NYT reporter should challenge those beliefs.
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