Aiming for 'Goldilocks'

One of my favorite writers has always been David Halberstam, the legendary New York Times journalist who spent years reporting from places as far-flung as the Congo, Poland and Vietnam, where his reporting on the war in the early 1960s would lead to his career-defining 1972 book The Best and The Brightest.

He was kind of a mentor-from-afar for me when I …

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