Eti itibaren Panasivka, Poltavs'ka oblast, Ukrayna
84 Charing Cross Road'u okuduktan sonra tam olarak aynı tarzda daha fazlasını istemedim: Karakterler hakkında daha fazla bilgi edinmek istedim. Böylece, Helene Hanff'ın yayınladığı tüm kitapları satın aldım. Bir mektup koleksiyonu yayınladıktan sonra, daha geleneksel bir anı veya seyahat günlüğü yerine, günlük biçiminde bir kitap yazdığına uyar; Bununla birlikte, stil çok acele, yeterince ayrıntılı değil ve yeterince komik değil. Kitap bazen iyi, ama keşke günlüğünü daha organize ve daha iyi yazılmış bir çalışma için bir kaynak olarak kullansaydı.
Kalinizm Üzerine Konuşmalar, İbrahim Kuyper (1943)
brandeis was a self-financed activist lawyer who, while running a successful practice in boston, also got the peoples' job done. as a lawyer, he pioneered sociological jurisprudence, that is, the use of facts to supplement exclusively legal argument, marshaling pages and pages of research on, say, the strain of overwork on women to win a 10-hr day (!). he not only battled monopolistic life insurance companies, he suggested and actually helped implement an alternative way to allow working people to save (savings bank life insurance). all this was at the state level: he cherished the idea that states should experiment with legislation first, and when he was on the supreme court later, was a big proponent of judicial restraint. he was a key advisor to w wilson, helping craft major financial reform legislation like the federal reserve, and was app'td by him in 1916 to the supreme court, where he stayed through the twenties into the new deal, when he finally saw his and the progressives' ideas about labor and the social safety net (brandeis more or less invented unemployment insurance) become the law of the land. but he never stopped criticizing concentrated power: in government (shocking FDR by striking down the NRA, a program in which gov't and industrial leaders created regulatory codes) as well as in corporations. for brandeis most things came down to "the curse of bigness" / jeffersonian democracy (and, apparently, a big interest in athens, which, as a leader of american zionism, is what he thought palestine could and should be)---and he spent his life trying to reconcile this to the industrial age which was his own.