Dorothy Thompson


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Dorothy Thompson (9 July 1893 – 30 January 1961) was an American journalist and radio broadcaster, who in 1939 was recognized by Time magazine as the second most influential woman in America next to Eleanor Roosevelt. She is notable as the first American journalist to be expelled from Nazi Germany in 1934 and as one of the few women news commentators on radio during the 1930s. Many fondly referred... more »

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  • ''Women have had the vote for over forty years and their organizations lobby in Washington for all sorts of causes; why, why, why don't they take up their own causes and obvious needs?''
    Dorothy Thompson (1894-1961), U.S. journalist. Ladies' Home Journal, p. 19 (May 1960). Written three years before publication of Betty Friedan's m...
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