Entertainment can be a more powerful driver than poverty.
Great writers arrive among us like new diseases threatening, powerful, impatient for patients to pick up their virus, irresistible.
Baseball presents a living heritage, a game poised between the powerful undertow of seasons past and the hope of next day, next week, next year.
Science is, rightly, searching for drugs to arrest ageing or to slow the advance of dementia. But the evidence suggests that many of the most powerful factors determining how you age come from what you do, and what you do with others: whether you work, whether you play music, whether you have regular visitors.
Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture.
History shows that, more often than not, loss of sovereignty leads to liberalisation imposed in the interests of the powerful.
In 1988, when democracy was restored, the military establishment was still very powerful. The extremist groups were still there. And when the aid and assistance to Pakistan was cut, we had to adopt harsh economic policies. So in a way, it showed that democracy doesn’t pay, and the military was able to reassert itself.
We shall establish an united Chinese Republic in order that all the peoples – Manchus, Mongols, Tibetans, Tartars, and Chinese – should constitute a single powerful nation.
We are very fond of blaming the poor for destroying the environment. But often it is the powerful, including governments, that are responsible.
Johnson had been the most powerful man in the world, yet the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong had resisted, overcome his power, broken his will.