If what is communicated is false, it can hardly be called communication.
I am not unaware that leaders betray, and sell out, and play false.
I nursed men back to sanity who were driven to despair. I solicited clothes for the ragged children, for the desperate mothers. I laid out the dead, the martyrs of the strike.
I think if I hadn’t become a sociologist, I would have become very anti-intellectual.
My address is like my shoes. It travels with me.
That human beings seek their own well-being and that of those close to them is not an especially provocative discovery. What is important is that this universal aspect of human nature persists no matter what economic system is in place; it merely expresses itself in different forms.
What one state could not get alone, what one miner against a powerful corporation could not achieve, can be achieved by the union.
Part of the delight of my garden is that you just get lost in it before you’ve even started to do anything.
The most successful ideological effects are those which have no need for words, and ask no more than complicitous silence.
Government has a habit of blaming the private sector for its own failings while taking credit for advances we in fact owe to the private sector.