Friday, February 29, 2008

Best Lead of the Month

'And that it should end so ingloriously! No fighting to the last man at the battlements, no martyr's surrender to an assassin's bullet, only a creaking, shuffling exit through the ward's doors, hospital gown flapping. We are less than a year away from the half-century marker of a most astonishing marathon, but even this artist of endurance must bow to fate and acknowledge that it's time to go. Vamonos, Fidel: no one is standing in the way.'
--from Alma Guillermoprieto's comment piece in the current New Yorker. To review past best/favorite leads of the month, go here.


At 9:15 AM, Anonymous jo said...


At 4:31 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

I thought so too. And I've just included a link to the entire article, so you can judge if the rest of it is as good as the first paragraph.


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