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The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity - much less dissent.


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To preserve the human race, it is now necessary to reorganize society. To this end, an Authority mus...
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A court is the most depressing place on earth. Wherever there is a throne, one may observe in rich d...
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Since we have literally targeted our enemies, the Pentagon assumes that, sooner or later, rogues wil...
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Europe began as the relatively empty, uncivilized Wild West of Asia; then the Western Hemisphere bec...
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To a born-again atheist like myself, it is clear that each of us has multiple selves, talents, perce...
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My memory plays me odd tricks these days [...] Age spares us nothing, old friend. Like ancient trees...
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On the throne of the world, any delusion can become fact.
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Heroes must see to their own fame. No one else will.
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I have been reading Plotinus all evening. He has the power to sooth me; and I find his sadness curio...
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The malice of a true Christian attempting to destroy an opponent is something unique in the world. N...
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History is idle gossip about a happening whose truth is lost the instant it has taken place.
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The Pentagon talks about our power to 'overkill' Russia ten times, twenty times, perhaps for...
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Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers...
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Americans, in general, are ignorant, bigoted, and deeply unhappy with their declining incomes.
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Fortunately, our audiences are used to a kind of boredom in the theatre, and if the writer is skillf...
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Jack Kennedy very much enjoyed Fletcher Knebel's thriller 'Seven Days in May,' later a f...
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Andy Warhol is the only genius I've ever known with an I.Q. of 60.
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I didn't mean to spend my life writing American history, which should have been taught in the sc...
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I'm exactly as I appear. There is no warm lovable person inside. Beneath my cold exterior, once you ...
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For half a century, photography has been the art form of the untalented. Obviously some pictures are...
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The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western World. No Fi...
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There is hardly an American male of my generation who has not at one time or another tried to master...
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Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues an...
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There is something about a bureaucrat that does not like a poem.
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I'm all for bringing back the birch, but only between consenting adults.
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For certain people after 50, litigation takes the place of sex.
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Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.
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There is only one party in the United States: the Property party... and it has two right wings: Repu...
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McCain is significant in the sense that he has no significance at all on any subject.
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