There is no private domain of a person’s life that is not political, and there is no political issue that is not ultimately personal.
In fact, for all kinds of offenses – and, for no offenses – from murders to misdemeanors, men and women are put to death without judge or jury; so that, although the political excuse was no longer necessary, the wholesale murder of human beings went on just the same.
In every capitalist economy there are anti-capitalist movements, activists, and even political parties; in a way, that there are no longer anti-democratic movements, activists, and parties.
And I also thought that Richard Nixon was the greatest political education we have ever had, but it looks like we need to relearn them again.
For a man of my generation, our century has been a long intellectual and political struggle in favor of freedom.
The mysteries of death and birth occupy women far more than is the case with men, to whom political and mercantile speculations are more congenial.
Vice President Biden’s surprising declaration of unqualified support for gay marriage seems to have forced President Obama into a public endorsement of a controversial social issue. It is difficult not to suspect that Biden’s pronouncement aimed to give the president some political cover.
The wrong people will do everything in their power to guarantee that the wrong political climate will continue. It seems, then, that the wrong people ensure the wrong political climate and the wrong political climate ensures the wrong people. How then to break free of this vicious circle?
Well, I’ve been in the political arena all of my life, and 10 years of that as a candidate and elected official, and that’s about enough.