"Human nature doesn't include all human beings. There are human beings who are indifferent to politics, religion, virtually anything."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Conor Cruise O'Brien on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Conor Cruise O'Brien on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Conor Cruise O'Brien on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Conor Cruise O'Brien on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Conor Cruise O'Brien on Joseph Stalin
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