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None. Did you start getting a sense in those years of the New
Deal or form an opinion of Roosevelt?
So you went through that first year, did you pass your courses?
Yes, I didn't get fired; I didn't get tossed out. I
voluntarily left. Somebody must have made a terrible mistake
somewhere because I got the highest grade in finance, which was the
second highest grade you could possibly get, and I didn't even
understand what the hell the paper was about. I don't know how that
Were you a good writer. What would you say were your--
The extraordinary thing to me was that after I'd been at
the business school for about a month they divided the class into two
groups. Two-thirds had to take remedial English writing. I wasn't
among the two-thirds. I had never had a lesson of English in my
life. I'd learned it all by ear.
From your mother.
From my mother. I was not among them. People talk about
the literacy problem and how nobody knows how to read and write, as
if it were something brand new--in 1935, it was the same thing.
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