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Economic libertarians and Christian evangelicals, united by their common enemy, are strange bedfellows in today's Republican party, just as the two Georges - the archconservative Wallace and the uberliberal McGovern - found themselves in the same Democratic Party in 1972.


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STEVEN PINKER
The goal of argumentation is to make a case so forceful (note the metaphor) that skeptics are coerce...
STEVEN PINKER
By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries about what makes us tick, we can have ...
STEVEN PINKER
It got ugly. People used this as an occasion to vent a large number of grievances.
STEVEN PINKER
Because much of the content of education is not cognitively natural, the process of mastering it may...
STEVEN PINKER
People know there is a difference between what you do and what you accept. There is a difference bet...
STEVEN PINKER
If crime is going down, you shouldn't be increasing resources for crime prevention. Or you shoul...
STEVEN PINKER
Heritability pertains to the entirety of the genome, not to a single gene.
STEVEN PINKER
The 9/11 strikes left an indelible impact on our minds, but in relative terms, the scale of casualti...
STEVEN PINKER
One of the perks of being a psychologist is access to tools that allow you to carry out the injuncti...
STEVEN PINKER
A word is an arbitrary label - that's the foundation of linguistics. But many people think other...
STEVEN PINKER
I spent 20 years doing research on regular and irregular verbs, not because I'm an obsessive lan...
STEVEN PINKER
The idea that children are passive repositories to be shaped by their parents has been massively ove...
STEVEN PINKER
We know about every massacre that has taken place close to the present, but the ones in the distant ...
STEVEN PINKER
Why give a robot an order to obey orders—why aren't the original orders enough? Why command a robo...
STEVEN PINKER
Violence and religion have often gone together, but it's not a perfect correlation, and it doesn...
STEVEN PINKER
Organisms are selected to deploy violence only in circumstances where the expected benefits outweigh...
STEVEN PINKER
In their book Warrior Lovers, an analysis of erotic fiction by women, the psychologist Cather...
STEVEN PINKER
cademics and intellectuals are culture vultures. In a gathering of today’s elite, it is perfectly ...
STEVEN PINKER
The imposition of stigma is the commonest form of violence used in democratic societies.
R. A. PINKER
You know that when your partner deletes their messages to a past lover after being accused of cheati...
STEVEN MAGEE
I'm a writer. Now I've started to be on television. I have a big mouth. And I have good TV t...
STEVEN COJOCARU
Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives....
STEVEN SPIELBERG
Visits to crowded Indian urban centers unleash sensory assaults: colorful dress and lilting chatter ...
STEVEN RATTNER
It's very intense to be in front of a live audience. It's just an amazing experience. It'...
STEVEN WRIGHT
When it is perceived that a show has gone awry, the pressure is staggering, and as a writer caught i...
STEVEN BOCHCO
While my friends were busy listening to the Talking Heads, Police, and B-52s, I was busy teaching my...
STEVEN SINOFSKY
My head's not in the clouds, but I think I've gotten too much credit for being an astute bus...
STEVEN SPIELBERG
I never even thought of myself as deadpan until someone wrote an article about me about a year after...
STEVEN WRIGHT
I was arrested for lip-syncing karaoke.
STEVEN WRIGHT
My roommate got a pet elephant. Then it got lost. It's in the apartment somewhere.
STEVEN WRIGHT
I have had nothing to do in any way, shape or form with the mailing of these anthrax letters, and it...
STEVEN HATFILL
After reviewing the polygraph charts in private, the polygraph examiner told me that I had passed an...
STEVEN HATFILL
I acknowledge the right of the authorities and the press to satisfy themselves as to whether I am th...
STEVEN HATFILL
Writing is an antidote for loneliness.
STEVEN BERKOFF
I have an answering machine in my car. It says, I'm home now. But leave a message and I'll c...
STEVEN WRIGHT
My mother is from another time - the funniest person to her is Lucille Ball; that's what she lov...
STEVEN WRIGHT
Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time... I think I’ve forgotten this b...
STEVEN WRIGHT
Back then it was nothing like today. So you'd go to the bowling alley. We bowled and you could b...
STEVEN TYLER
My wife and I had decided not to let anybody take pictures of our home because it was just the last ...
STEVEN TYLER
My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted.
STEVEN WRIGHT
I performed adequately at school, but in comparison to my older brother, who set the record for the ...
STEVEN CHU
My physics teacher, Thomas Miner was particularly gifted. To this day, I remember how he introduced ...
STEVEN CHU