The teacher of history’s work should be, ideally, not simply a description of past cultures, but a performance of the culture in which we live and are increasingly taking our being.
The individual who signs the check has the ultimate power.
Universities are not here to be mediums for the coercion of other people, they’re here to be mediums for the free exchange of ideas.
The backseat produced the sexual revolution.
In the domain of cops and robbers, an interdiction serves to structure a black market and a shadow economy.
Hominid and human evolution took place over millions and not billions of years, but with the emergence of language there was a further acceleration of time and the rate of change.
On March 11, 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev became leader of the Soviet Union, and within a few weeks the full-scale reformation he attempted to carry out both inside his country and in its cold war relations with the West, particularly the United States, began to unfold.
With the emergence of civilization, the rate of change shifted from hundreds of thousands of years to millennia. With the emergence of science as a way of knowing the universe, the rate of change shifted to centuries.
Ethnic life in the United States has become a sort of contest like baseball in which the blacks are always the Chicago Cubs.
A tremendous social responsibility comes with being a successful public performer.