James Oakes: I try to write as clearly as I can, to make my points as sharply as possible, but inevitably even the best writers—those far more adept with words than I—experience the frustration of having failed to make ourselves as clear as we ought. Having failed to make myself understood ....
"Extended Discussion On: The Scorpion's Sting,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 16
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