Setting the record straight on the Lost Generation.

George Seldes, American investigative journalist, blacklisted by McCarthy, self-described  freethinker (1890-1995). From his memoir:

“As Miss Stein herself told it: when she complained to her garage owner about the bad job of repairing her auto, he replied that ever since the war he could no longer get skilled, responsible craftsmen of the good old days, and it was in this connection, and with no relation to the perhaps 100,000 artists, writers, expatriates crowding Paris, of which he probably knew nothing, that he remarked on a generation being lost.”

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