"According to Richard Clarke, the former White House counterterrorism chief, Bush was so obsessed with Iraq that he failed to take action against Osama Bin Laden despite repeated warnings from his intelligence experts."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Ferdinand Mount on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Ferdinand Mount on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Ferdinand Mount on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Ferdinand Mount on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Ferdinand Mount on Albert Einstein
"We are also further than ever from equality of opportunity."
"One of the unsung freedoms that go with a free press is the freedom not to read it."
"For all its terrible faults, in one sense America is still the last, best hope of mankind, because it spells out so vividly the kind of happiness that most people actually want, regardless of what they are told they ought to want."