It is ironic that the United States should have been founded by intellectuals, for throughout most of our political history, the intellectual has been for the most part either an outsider, a servant or a scapegoat.
International peace and security depend on certain taboos that are easily recognized when they are broken. It can be more important for an intervention to take place because nuclear or chemical or biological weapons are used as opposed to just measuring how many people are killed.
Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos.
For the Greeks, there was no single canonical version of creation, but a number of overlapping stories.
People seem to forget that one reason they are now thinking differently is Freud’s legacy itself.
England and France were rivals, not only on the continent, but in the West Indies, in India, and in Europe.
Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.
Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.
Ruskin’s concern for art education applied to the development of the power of the hand and eye for everyone.
To people who remember JFK’s assassination, JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father’s coffin.