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Russell Baker

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Russell Wayne Baker (born August 14, 1925) is an American writer.

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  • ”In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses.”[1]
Simple: In America, sport is the opiate of people.
  • “In America nothing dies easier than tradition.”[2]
Simple: In America, tradition is the thing that ends most easily.


  1. "The Muscular Opiate," The New York Times (1967-10-03)
  2. "A Little Bones Trouble," The New York Times (1991-05-14)

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