This is a time of sadness and shock. Many readers of Joseph Kraft's column must feel a personal loss at his death. I surely do.
In a world of ever-increasing hokum and propaganda this man stood as a pillar of intelligence and fair judgment. He was trusted.
Joseph Kraft, above all else, remained his own man and certainly no flunky of special interests. This quality of character placed him on the side of all those without power or influence.
A long period of time may elapse before his equal appears on the scene,.