I am an atheist and do not know the meaning of the ‘religious pain’ that is felt by believers of every cast when what they believe in is insulted.
The relationship between Israel and the United States is a bond of – it’s just a very powerful bond. It was, it is, and will be and will continue to be.
Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends.
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.