I majored in Southern history in college, and much of my early work at my first job – as a staff writer at ‘Memphis’ magazine – focused on race relations.
There are examples of ex-presidents speaking out. Jimmy Carter has not held back on a variety of issues. Harry Truman didn’t.
Let’s not be narrow, nasty, and negative.
My first two books are out of print and, okay, they can sleep there comfortably. It’s early work, derivative work.
The right of absolute and irresponsible dominion is the right of property, and the right of property is the right of absolute, irresponsible dominion. The two are identical; the one necessarily implying the other.
The finest command of language is often shown by saying nothing.
All legitimate government is a mutual insurance company, voluntarily agreed upon by the parties to it, for the protection of their rights against wrong-doers. In its voluntary character it is precisely similar to an association for mutual protection against fire or shipwreck.
Education is the only billion dollar industry that tolerates abject failure.
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
When I was starting to write, the great influence was T.S. Eliot and after that William Butler Yeats.