The value of `if' and `likely to be.'

Kennedy, Paul
June 1997
Nieman Reports;Summer97, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p3
Opinion. Contends that any author writing about the 21st century in the United States cannot afford to write in the affirmative. Type of language which should be used; Benefits of using provisional language when writing about the future; Reference to the book `The Twenty-first Century Will Be American.'


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