Sunday, November 19, 2017

Today's obituaries

John Raines, 1933 - 2017

“It looks like we’re terribly reckless people,” Mr. Raines told the New York Times in January 2014. “But there was absolutely no one in Washington — senators, congressmen, even the president — who dared hold J. Edgar Hoover to accountability.”

 Jeremy Hutchinson, 1915 - 2017

In 1960, as a junior counsel in the “Lady Chatterley” case, he played a prominent part in examining prestigious witnesses, including the novelist E. M. Forster, to support the argument that the novel, which explicitly describes the physical relationship between an upper-crust married woman and her husband’s gamekeeper, was a work of literature, not pornography.
“I believe you have written some novels,” he said in addressing Mr. Forster before the court to establish the author’s credentials.
 Malcolm Young, 1953 - 2017



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