Monday, January 27, 2014

 

Quotable: A Race of Angels

AMERICANS MUST be a race of angels – how else to explain the incredible patience with which they suffer the fact that in a vital sphere of US interests, American policy is dictated by a foreign country?

For five decades, at least, US Middle East policy has been decided in Jerusalem. Almost all American officials dealing with this area are, well, Jewish. The Hebrew-speaking American ambassador in Tel Aviv could easily be the Israeli ambassador in Washington. Sometimes I wonder if in meetings of American and Israeli diplomats, they don't sometimes drop into Yiddish.

Source: Uri Avnery. "Welcome, Chuck". January 12, 2013. Avnery is a former member of the Irgun, a veteran of the Nakba, and three-time former member of the Israeli Knesset.

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Quotable: Employee Ownership

I can't help but believe that in the future we will see in the United States and throughout the western world an increasing trend toward the next logical step, employee ownership. It is a path that benefits a free people.

Source: Ronald W. Reagan. "Project Economic Justice" (a speech presented at the White House). August 3, 1987.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

 

Qoutable: Who Loves Peace?

Der Eroberer ist immer friedliebend (wie Bonaparte auch stets behauptet hat), er zöge ganz gern ruhig in unseren Staat ein;

Source: Carl von Clausewitz. Vom Kriege (Dümmlers Verlag, 1832) Book VI, Ch. 5.

Howard-Paret translation: "The aggressor is always peace-loving (as Bonaparte always claimed to be); he would prefer to take over our country unopposed."

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Quotable: Church & State

... there never was a union of church and state which did not bring serious evils to religion. ... the Founder of our faith did not unite the church and state.

Source: Letter of Bishop John England to Daniel O'Connell, esq., Sept. 17, 1825, in The works of the Right Rev. John England, first Bishop of Charleston, Vol. III (Baltimore: John Murphy & Co., 1849) p. 511.

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