"Patriotism in America, as I understand it, is a matter of suffering, when the country fails to live up to its promises, or actively betrays them."
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."Greil Marcus on Ronald Reagan
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."Greil Marcus on Albert Einstein
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."Greil Marcus on John F. Kennedy
"Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about."Greil Marcus on Mark Twain
"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."Greil Marcus on John F. Kennedy
"No failure in America, whether of love or money, is ever simple it is always a kind of betrayal, of a mass of shadowy, shared hopes."