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BEN-HORIN / HORACE MEYER KALLEN
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For myself, I can report that my responsibilities have been
added to in the eight years since my sixty-fifth birthday. I
have not altered my way of life, nor reduced my working
hours. I live forward from day to day, meeting my commit­
ments and continuing to build my life. I know, o f course,
that fate and fortune might stop me tomorrow. But death is
an irrelevant contingency. Whenever I die, I intend to die
living, inwardly as alive at the moment of ceasing to live as
ever before.
Thus in life, in thought, in action, and in death, Horace Meyer
Kallen preserved his Hebraist integrity and, like Job, “maintained
his ways before Him.”