Anthony Sampson


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Anthony Terrell Seward Sampson (3 August 1926 – 18 December 2004) was a British writer and journalist. He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford and served with the Royal Navy from 1944–47. During the 1950s he edited the magazine Drum in Johannesburg, South Africa. On returning to the United Kingdom he joined the editorial staff of The Observer, where he worked from 1955–66. ... more »

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  • ''Muddle is the extra unknown personality in any committee.''
    Anthony Sampson (b. 1926), British journalist, author. Anatomy of Britain Today, ch. 15 (1965).
  • ''Once you touch the trappings of monarchy, like opening an Egyptian tomb, the inside is liable to crumble.''
    Anthony Sampson (b. 1926), British journalist, author. Anatomy of Britain Today, pt. 1, ch. 2 (1965).
  • ''In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history: in Britain, as an extension of conversation.''
    Anthony Sampson (b. 1926), British journalist, author. Anatomy of Britain Today, ch. 9 (1965).
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