The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself.
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I am opposed to the accumulation of executive power anywhere.
In the literal sense, there has been no relevant evolution since the trek from Africa. But there has been substantial progress towards higher standards of rights, justice and freedom - along with all too many illustrations of how remote is the goal of a decent society.
Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony.
In many respects, the United States is a great country. Freedom of speech is protected more than in any other country. It is also a very free society.
In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.
The public is not to see where power lies, how it shapes policy, and for what ends. Rather, people are to hate and fear one another.
Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way.
As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
In the US, there is basically one party - the business party. It has two factions, called Democrats and Republicans, which are somewhat different but carry out variations on the same policies. By and large, I am opposed to those policies. As is most of the population.
The Bible is one of the most genocidal books in history.
I am easily satisfied with the very best.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.
It's not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband.
Poetry is not only dream and vision it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
Advertising ministers to the spiritual side of trade. It is great power that has been entrusted to your keeping which charges you with the high responsibility of inspiring and ennobling the commercial world. It is all part of the greater work of the regeneration and redemption of mankind.
Because of a great love, one is courageous.
The selfish 'ME' is quietly different from the generous 'US'
I can talk to my dad like he's my manager, and put 'Dad' on the back burner. We've been doing it since I was 13.
Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge.