I served two tours of duty in Vietnam. I won the Bronze Star. I won the Purple Heart.
Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.
Few new truths have ever won their way against the resistance of established ideas save by being overstated.
A number of analysts have observed that although bin Laden was finally killed, he won some major successes in his war against the U.S.
The battle for women’s rights has been largely won.
The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
It’s passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.
I would say that something important for me and for my generation in Northern Ireland was the 1947 Education Act, which allowed students who won scholarships to go on to secondary schools and thence to university.
Reality is not simply there, it must be searched and won.
My feeling is that it’s a misreading of history to say that, as the Reagan supporters do, that Reagan won the Cold War.