America’s revolutionary deists saw themselves as – and they were – participants in an international movement that drew on most of the same literary sources across the civilized world.
Sometimes, America, when something’s too bad, we don’t want to look at it. We want to turn our head.
The book, ‘Citizen,’ begins with daily encounters, little moments, places where language reveals how racism determines how we interact.
During the seven years that I worked as a management consultant, I spent a lot of time trying to look older than I was. I became pretty good at furrowing my brow and putting on somber expressions.
What do you need to succeed in business? You need the ability to think critically and communicate, and those things you can get just as easily out of a philosophy degree.
The American imagination has never been able to fully recover from its white-supremacist beginnings.
I would eventually leave the business in 1999 to work full-time as a writer, but during the previous decade, I would advise French businessmen on how to succeed in Germany; tell Americans what to do in Eastern Europe; show the Spanish how to become more like the Americans. I spent one particularly haunting year advising bankers in Mexico.
All South Sudanese deserve consistent and unimpeded humanitarian assistance, regardless of if they live in areas held by rebel or government forces.
George Washington participated as a vestryman in his local congregation, but that didn’t really imply any particular kind of religious belief. This was necessary in order to participate in the society.
I don’t write every day. I write when I want to write.