I don’t join the New Atheists. So, for example, I wouldn’t have the arrogance to lecture some mother who hopes to see her dying child in Heaven – that’s none of my business, ultimately. I won’t lecture her on the philosophy of science.
I like the cold weather. It means you get work done.
It was during the Reagan years that defiance of international law and the U.N. Charter became entirely open.
Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning.
Nicaragua dealt with the problem of terrorism in exactly the right way. It followed international law and treaty obligations. It collected evidence, brought the evidence to the highest existing tribunal, the International Court of Justice, and received a verdict – which, of course, the U.S. dismissed with contempt.
It is easy to dismiss the world as ‘irrelevant,’ or consumed by ‘paranoid anti-Americanism,’ but perhaps not wise.
Life is made too easy. Mankind’s moral fibre is giving way under the softening influence of luxury.
Contemporary thinkers would say that man is continuously transcending himself.
History shows that, more often than not, loss of sovereignty leads to liberalisation imposed in the interests of the powerful.
It doesn’t take long to become aware of the presence of the CIA in Laos.