Lewis H. Lapham Quotes

The instruments of state prove too big to do the small things and too small to do the big things.




Lewis H. Lapham, Journalist & Editor, PBS America's Century, November 1989

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Lewis H. Lapham
Lewis H. Lapham
  • Born: January 8, 1935
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Writer

Lewis Henry Lapham is an American writer. He was the editor of the American monthly Harper's Magazine from 1976 until 1981, and from 1983 until 2006. He is the founder of Lapham's Quarterly, a quarterly publication about history and literature, and has written numerous books on politics and current affairs.

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