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I.F. Stone Dies at 81 After Career As Investigative Journalist, Author
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The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Author: Barnes, Bart
Date: Jun 19, 1989
Start Page: d.04
Section: METRO

Born Isadore Feinstein in Philadelphia, Mr. Stone grew up in Haddonfield, N.J., where his Russian-Jewish immigrant parents owned a dry goods store. He and family members later changed their name to Stone. Mr. Stone's first journalistic venture was the publication of a monthly newspaper called The Progressive, while he was a sophomore in high school. The first issue of that paper carried editorials attacking William Randolph Hearst, and supporting Mohandas Gandhi, Woodrow Wilson and the League of Nations.

Mr. Stone's interests returned to the Middle East during his retirement. From something of a conventional friend of Israel, he became a critic. When "Underground to Palestine" was reissued in the late 1960s, it was with an additional essay called "The Other Zionism," in which Mr. Stone advocated a binational state.

In addition to his wife of more than 60 years, who lives in Washington, Mr. Stone's survivors include two sons, Jeremy J., of Chevy Chase, and Christopher D., of Los Angeles; a daughter, Celia Gilbert of Cambridge, Mass.; a brother, Louis, of Glenside, Pa.; a sister, Judy Stone of San Francisco; and four grandchildren.

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