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Opinion

farah stockman

The blame generation

Last week, a reader — I’ll call him Hal — called to talk about the turmoil in the Middle East.

“I’m on deadline,” I said. “Can I call you back?” Then the turmoil spread. More people died. Work piled up. Forty-eight hours later, Hal left me a scathing message for failing to call him back right away.

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