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Robert Caro —
born on October 30, 1935,
Robert Allan Caro is an American journalist and author known for his celebrated biographies of United States political figures Robert Moses and Lyndon B. Johnson... (wikipedia)
Ballet is sort of a mystery to me. And I don't want to unravel that mystery.
We're taught Lord Acton's axiom: all power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I believed that when I started these books, but I don't believe it's always true any more. Power doesn't always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals.
You can use a biography to examine political power, but only if you pick the right guy.
I am trying to make clear through my writing something which I believe: that biography- history in general- can be literature in the deepest and highest sense of that term.
The right of a minority is so important in a democracy.