"But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure of national unity and patriotism."
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."Thomas E. Mann on Ronald Reagan
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."Thomas E. Mann 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."Thomas E. Mann on John F. Kennedy
"Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about."Thomas E. Mann 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."Thomas E. Mann on John F. Kennedy
"All of this suggests that while citizens became more comfortable with President Bush after September 11 and thought him to have the requisite leadership skills, they continue to harbor doubts about his priorities, loyalties, interests, and policies."