Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It's unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don't have to try.

Peggy Noonan

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Margaret Ellen "Peggy" Noonan (born September 7, 1950) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, weekly columnist for The Wall Street Journal, and contributor to NBC News and ABC News. She was a primary speechwriter and Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan from 1984 to 1986 and has maintained a center-right leaning in her writings since leaving the Reagan administration. Five of Noonan's books have been New York Times bestsellers.

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