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Some Reflections on My 32 Years With Bartley (George Melloan's Encomium For Bob Bartley)
The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2003 | GEORGE MELLOAN

Posted on 12/16/2003 6:39:02 AM PST by presidio9

Edited on 04/22/2004 11:50:39 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

When Edith Bartley called the Journal last Wednesday morning to say that her husband had finally lost his long and courageous battle against cancer, my thoughts went back to my first meeting with Robert L. Bartley. That was a long time ago. In the late 1960s, Bob had dropped into the Journal's London bureau, where I was based. He was then an editorial writer in New York, barely 30 years old, but didn't seem especially thrilled in the presence of glamorous foreign correspondents.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bobbartley; georgemelloan; globalview; henrykissinger; paulvolcker; robertbartley; robertlbartley; thinkingthingsover; wonderland

1 posted on 12/16/2003 6:39:03 AM PST by presidio9
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Dan Henninger's Wonder Land column devoted to Bob.
2 posted on 12/16/2003 6:43:28 AM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9

3 posted on 12/16/2003 6:44:13 AM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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'His Contributions Helped Shape Our Times'

Bob Bartley was a giant of journalism. His extraordinary
contributions to America as an author, editor, and
columnist helped shape our times. I was pleased to
award him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our highest
civil honor, in recognition of his enormous impact on the
intellectual and political life of our nation. Laura
joins me in sending condolences to Edith and his daughters,
family, colleagues, and friends.

George W. Bush
President of the United States

From Friday's Letter's To The Wall Street Journnal

4 posted on 12/16/2003 6:48:56 AM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: pittsburgh gop guy; Lancey Howard; Auntie Mame; Imal; OESY; Nonstatist; gipper81; eastsider; ...
Bob Bartley ping
5 posted on 12/16/2003 11:05:51 AM PST by presidio9 (Hello America! Hello Freedom-man!)
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To: presidio9
Thanks for the ping. Nice article.
6 posted on 12/17/2003 6:24:38 AM PST by P.O.E.
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To: P.O.E.
Bartley sucked!

Bartley viewed Mexican workers, hungry for opportunity and ready to work, as an asset to the American economy. When the Clinton administration, with strong support from Republican nativists, went to work on a Berlinesque wall on the Califorina border, Bartley worried that the migrants would shift their routes into the desert and the number of deaths from exposure would grow. Indeed, that is precisely what happened.

7 posted on 01/02/2004 2:33:18 PM PST by B4Ranch (Wave your flag, don't waive your rights!)
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To: Molly Pitcher
Just wanted to make sure you see this post.
8 posted on 01/02/2004 2:33:53 PM PST by Neets
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To: Neets
Thanks Nita. I got it!
9 posted on 01/02/2004 3:57:48 PM PST by Molly Pitcher (I miss Bob Bartley....)
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