In the United States, one of the main topics of academic political science is the study of attitudes and policy and their correlation. The study of attitudes is reasonably easy in the United States: heavily-polled society, pretty serious and accurate polls, and policy you can see, and you can compare them.
If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
Art is expression, and to have high expression you must have something high to express.
You have reckoned that history ought to judge the past and to instruct the contemporary world as to the future. The present attempt does not yield to that high office. It will merely tell how it really was.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
We live in worlds that we have forged and composed. It’s much more true than any of the species that you see. I mean, it seems to me that one of the most distinctive features of human intelligence is the capacity to imagine, to project out of our own immediate circumstances and to bring to mind things that aren’t present here and now.
While your life is the true expression of your faith, whom can you fear?
By the end, everybody had a label – pig, liberal, radical, revolutionary… If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary.
First of all, you can make the argument that there’s no such thing as the past. Nobody lived in the past.
Tactics mean doing what you can with what you have.