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Ed Pilkington is the Guardian's New York correspondent. He is a former national and foreign editor of the paper, and author of Beyond the Mother Country
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Wall Street Protests Reveal Slice of America's Barely Tamed Brutality
One of the hardships of life as a reporter in New York City is that you so rarely get credited with the kind of heroism shown by colleagues in Helmand, say, or Baghdad.