Best Lead of the Month
'And that it should end so ingloriously! No fighting to the last man at the battlements, no martyr's surrender to an assassin's bullet, only a creaking, shuffling exit through the ward's doors, hospital gown flapping. We are less than a year away from the half-century marker of a most astonishing marathon, but even this artist of endurance must bow to fate and acknowledge that it's time to go. Vamonos, Fidel: no one is standing in the way.'
--from Alma Guillermoprieto's comment piece in the current New Yorker. To review past best/favorite leads of the month, go here.