Alex Goodall

‘His Own Pygmalion’

American Radical: The Life and Times of I F Stone

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‘I think every man is his own Pygmalion, and spends his life fashioning himself,’ I F Stone once wrote. ‘And in fashioning himself, for good or ill, he fashions the human race.’ As D D Guttenplan reveals in his fascinating new biography of this irrepressible investigative journalist and radical provocateur, no phrase better describes a man whose nearly four-decade-long career in American journalism was marked by a transformation from insider to exile and back again, and whose character was built through adversity.

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