Lincoln Steffens


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Lincoln Steffens (April 6, 1866 – August 9, 1936) was a New York reporter who launched a series of articles in McClure's that would later be published together in a book titled The Shame of the Cities. He is famous for investigating corruption in municipal government in American cities and for his early support for the Soviet Union.

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  • ''I have been over into the future, and it works.''
    Lincoln Steffens (1866-1936), U.S. writer, editor. Quoted in Steffens, Autobiography, ch. 18 (1931). Remark to financier Bernard Baruch, on his re...
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