America Quotes

You weren’t supposed to hear Elvis Presley. You weren’t supposed to hear Jerry Lee Lewis. You weren’t supposed to hear Robert Johnson. You weren’t supposed to hear Hank Williams. And they told the story of the secret America.

“You weren’t supposed to hear Elvis Presley. You weren’t supposed to hear Jerry Lee Lewis. You weren’t supposed to hear Robert Johnson. You weren’t supposed … Read More

We cannot stick our heads in the sand concerning the issue of hunger in America. Even though this subject seldom reaches the front page of our newspapers or is featured on news programs because of its lack of sensationalism, the problem exists in massive proportions and must be defeated.

“We cannot stick our heads in the sand concerning the issue of hunger in America. Even though this subject seldom reaches the front page of … Read More

Throughout the history of the United States , war has been the primary impetus behind the growth and development of the central state. It has been the lever by which presidents and other national officials have bolstered the power of the state in the face of tenacious popular resistance.

“Throughout the history of the United States , war has been the primary impetus behind the growth and development of the central state. It has … Read More

There’s so many ways in which Canada and America are inextricably connected politically, economically, socially. There’s no stepping away. But at the same time, we don’t have a say. Canada is a different country. Sometimes I think of it as Finland in the Soviet era. We’re totally free, but we’re totally free to agree, basically. If we disagree too heartily or over too sensitive an issue, then we pay a price for that.

“There’s so many ways in which Canada and America are inextricably connected politically, economically, socially. There’s no stepping away. But at the same time, we … Read More

In the 1920s dramatists attacked their subjects as if the inequities could be resolved. Some of the traditional optimism of America lurked behind most of the early plays. But not now. There is no conviction now that the problem will be solved.

“In the 1920s dramatists attacked their subjects as if the inequities could be resolved. Some of the traditional optimism of America lurked behind most of … Read More

What basic psychological distortion can be found in every civilization of which we know anything? The only psychological force capable of producing these perversions is morality – the concept of right and wrong. The re-interpretation and eventual eradication of the concept of right and wrong are the belated objectives of nearly all of psychotherapy.

“What basic psychological distortion can be found in every civilization of which we know anything? The only psychological force capable of producing these perversions is … Read More

As part of our ongoing series of reports on the environment, ‘America Goes Green,’ we take on the question that can make otherwise competent adults quake with fear. We’ve all been there. You come to the end of the checkout line and then comes that question: ‘Paper or plastic?’ For that one brief moment, we grocery buyers are made to feel like the fate of the planet hinges on our decision.

“As part of our ongoing series of reports on the environment, ‘America Goes Green,’ we take on the question that can make otherwise competent adults … Read More

If everyone in America agreed that 80 percent of their contributions for House, Senate, and president could only come from people making contributions of $100 or less, we’d have a pretty darn good system. The influence of money would be gone.

“If everyone in America agreed that 80 percent of their contributions for House, Senate, and president could only come from people making contributions of $100 … Read More

You have to set big goals for yourself. And you have to put aside all the negativity in your life that tells you that if you came from a certain education or a certain family background that you can’t achieve big goals. That’s one of the things that America has.

“You have to set big goals for yourself. And you have to put aside all the negativity in your life that tells you that if … Read More