Lincoln Steffens


Born
in San Francisco, CA, The United States
April 06, 1867

Died
August 09, 1936

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Steffens was born April 6, 1866, in San Francisco. He grew up in a wealthy family and attended a military academy. He studied in France and Germany following graduation from the University of California.
Steffens began his career as a journalist at the New York Evening Post . He later became an editor of McClure's magazine, where he became part of a celebrated muckraking trio with Ida Tarbell and Ray Stannard Baker. He specialized in investigating government and political corruption, and two collections of his articles were published as The Shame of the Cities (1904) and The Struggle for Self-Government (1906). In 1906, he left McClure's , along with Tarbell and Baker, to form The American Magazine .
From 1914–1915 he covered the Mex
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The Autobiography of Lincol...

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The Shame of the Cities

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The Autobiography of Lincol...

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“An educated mind is nothing but the God-given mind of a child after his parents’ and his grandparents’ generation have got through molding it. We can’t help teaching you; you will ask that of us; but we are prone to teach you what we know, and I am going, now and again, to warn you:

Remember we really don’t know anything. Keep your baby eyes (which are the eyes of genius) on what we don’t know. That is your playground, bare and graveled, safe and unbreakable.”
Lincoln Steffens, The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens

“morality is moral only when it is voluntary”
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“Care like hell! Sit around the bars and drink, and pose, and pretend, all you want to, but in reality, deep down underneath, care like hell.”
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