One of the best predictors of policy around is Thomas Ferguson’s investment theory of politics, as he calls it – very outstanding political economist – which essentially – I mean, to say it in a sentence, he describes elections as occasions in which groups of investors coalesce and invest to control the state.
I have to do draft after draft… It takes me a long time, but I love doing it, and I have to do it every day, or I feel slack.
Staying in Likud means wasting time in political squabbles rather than acting on behalf of the good of the country.
Turkey must find its place if, of course, it can heal its internal sores, and none is more malignant than the perennial Kurdish issue.
Easy reading is damn hard writing. But if it’s right, it’s easy. It’s the other way round, too. If it’s slovenly written, then it’s hard to read. It doesn’t give the reader what the careful writer can give the reader.
Sound had always been my portal to poetry, but in the beginning, sound was imagined through the eye.
I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system.
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
The fight against terrorism is an international struggle of the free world against the forces of darkness.
We do need a return to individual integrity, self-reliance, and old-fashioned gumption. We really do.