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The Washington Post That Was

By Henry Allen, New York Times - August 9, 2013

TAKOMA PARK, Md. — WHEN I arrived in 1970, The Washington Post had just achieved escape velocity. The executive editor, Benjamin C. Bradlee, and the publisher, Katharine Graham, had launched a shabby local paper into the orbit of fame, hipness, power and phone-slamming Kennedy-style pugnacity. Watch out, New York.

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