Poland, after the First World War, was beset by chaos, disorder, and a foolish incursion by the Red Army, which helped to produce the ultra-nationalist military dictatorship of General Pilsudski.
The rules of engagement have become so rigid that governments often straightjacket themselves in the face of unambiguous aggression.
Young writers should keep out of pubs and remember that the cliche way of the artistic life is a lie.
Socially, the Cuban revolution created an education system and health service that remain the envy of much of the neo-liberal world.
There is no real agreement among scholars as to whether Homer and Hesiod were contemporaries or whether Homer came a hundred or so years later or earlier. How could there be, given that both poets recited and sang in an oral culture.
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.
I think democracy is on the decline in the West. Ruling parties are the same: neo-liberalism at home and wars abroad.
You know, I’m just not going to get into American politics.