[Ads-l] Request "The Progressive " magazine; "The real cause of problems is solutions" attributed to journalist Eric Sevareid

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 9 18:12:17 EDT 2021


Great! Thanks for accessing the scans, Dave.

Thanks for searching, Bill. You found one of the documents I used to
construct the desired citation.

A Quote Investigator article on this topic will be written in the
coming days, and you two will be included in the acknowledgements.
Garson

On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 3:54 PM dave at wilton.net <dave at wilton.net> wrote:
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> The quote and citation data are accurate.
>
> I'll email the pdf to Garson.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: "ADSGarson O'Toole" <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:20pm
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: [ADS-L] Request "The Progressive " magazine; "The real cause of problems is solutions" attributed to journalist Eric Sevareid
>
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> On the W0mbats mailing list an inquiry was made about a quotation
> attributed to the journalist Eric Sevareid. A few different versions
> of the quotation have been uncovered. Here is the data for the best
> lead. The goal is to determine whether this data is accurate, and to
> obtain scans or PDFs for complete verification:
>
> Date: July 1968
> Journal: The Progressive
> Article: A Third Front for Liberals (maybe)
> Author: Erwin Knoll (maybe)
> Quote Page 16 (maybe)
>
> [Begin excerpt]
> . . . the greatest intellectual discovery of this generation is that
> the real cause of problems is solutions.
> [End excerpt]
>
> Does your library have "The Progressive" in 1968. Do you have access
> to a database of "The Progressive" in the pertinent time period? Most
> online databases of "The Progressive" start too late, i.e., in the
> 1980s or 1990s.
>
> A search for the phrase "cause of problems is solutions" in a database
> that includes "The Progressive" indicates a match that is consistent
> with some of this data. Here is a link to the pertinent search
> engine:
> http://metasearch.opinionarchives.com/
>
> Another lead points to a CBS news program. To verify this data one
> would need to access a transcript or a video segment.
>
> Date: December 29, 1970
> Television Program: CBS News
> Speaker: Eric Sevareid
>
> [Begin excerpt]
> The chief cause of problems is solutions.
> [End excerpt]
>
> Thanks for any help you can provide,
> Garson O'Toole
>
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