• Gandhi

“Journalism of the highest order,” said A.E. Eyre. He slapped the Tuesday New York Times onto the table. It was opened to the op-ed page and the headline “Falser Words Were Never Spoken.”

The readout immediately caught my eye: “Reader beware: inspiring quotations are often fudged.”

Surely, not your own, I said.

“Mine are authentic,” said Eyre, puffing up a bit, “and I’m prepared to issue notarized certificates to that effect.