"To balance China, the democracies will need new friends - and India with its fast-growing economy, youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate."
"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."David Frum on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."David Frum on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."David Frum on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."David Frum 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."David Frum on Joseph Stalin
"We, as conservative intellectuals, should not be in the business of making excuses for bad parliamentary decisions by Republican leaders in Congress."
"Why should we not expect self-designated environmental leaders to practice what they preach?"
"I'm a latecomer to the environmental issue, which for years seemed to me like an excuse for more government regulation. But I can see that in rich societies, voters are paying less attention to economic issues and more to issues of the spirit, including the environment."
"So if I have two pieces of cake, do I have twice as good an experience as the first piece of cake? One of the things I've found in life is that the first piece of cake is the best."
"My mom was truly an iconic figure, a great journalist and a pioneering woman who died at 54 of cancer without ever having revealed to viewers that she was ill."