I cannot…

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.

– Lillian Hellman

February 15, 1980: In the final stroke of a legendary 20th century literary feud, playwright Lillian Hellman sued novelist Mary McCarthy for libel. Hellman died before the case went to court.

From Wikipedia

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Lillian Hellman

Born Lillian Florence Hellman
June 20, 1905
New Orleans, Louisiana
Died June 30, 1984 (aged 79)
Tisbury, Massachusetts
Occupation Playwright, writer
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Arthur Kober (1925 – 1932)
Partner(s) Samuel Dashiell Hammett (1931 – 1961)
Lillian Florence “Lilly” Hellman (June 20, 1905 – June 30, 1984) was an American author of plays, screenplays, and memoirs and throughout her life, was linked with many left-wing political causes.

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