Unity is Obama’s theme.
The sixties were characterized by a heady belief in instantaneous solutions.
A president cannot sit on his hands and be seen as passive in the face of ruthless action by a foreign dictator.
You can’t be an American without being related to other Americans.
At the end of the day, Americans are not so keen on ideologues, people who have such fixed positions that they can’t see any virtue in the other side’s point of view.
The state of female artists is very good. But the very definition of art has been biased in that ‘art’ was what men did in a European tradition and ‘crafts’ were what women and natives did. But it’s actually all the same.
Men and women were declared equal one morning and everybody could divorce each other by postcard.
When I was little, I knew that I was not adopted, but I actually imagined and hoped that I was – and that my real parents were going to come get me.
In other words, I would be giving in to a myth of sameness which I think can destroy us.
The greatest presidents have been those who demonstrated astute judgment in times of crisis – often despite the advice they were getting.