A historian is battling all the time to remember as much as possible.
But I still don’t have a clear idea of what my voice is.
Much of what we now consider to be problems concerning immigration and assimilation really concern Mexican immigration and assimilation.
Without question, the material world and your everyday needs distract you from living meaningfully.
Oral history is a recipe for complete misrepresentation because almost no one tells the truth, even when they intend to.
The West hasn’t reached its universal state as yet, although its close to it, but it certainly has evolved out of its warring state phase, which it was in for a couple of centuries.
There aren’t many people who really put their life on the line for human freedom.
First of all, we haven’t always welcomed immigrants.
I would say I’m a 19th-century liberal, possibly even an 18th-century one.
Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength.