„[In ancient Rome, ] why did the senate after killing Caesar turn around and give the government to his nephew? Why did France after they got rid of the king and that whole system turn around and give it to Napoleon? It's the same thing with Germany and Hitler. … You sort of see these recurring themes where a democracy turns itself into a dictatorship, and it always seems to happen kind of in the same way, with the same kinds of issues, and threats from the outside, needing more control. A democratic body, a senate, not being able to function properly because everybody's squabbling, there's corruption.“

"Star Wars Raises Questions On U.S. Policy" WBZTV CBS 4 Boston (2005)

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US-amerikanischer Produzent, Drehbuchautor und Regisseur 1944

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„Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate; now what's going to happen to us with both a Senate and a House?“

—  Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935

As quoted in Dreams Come Due : Government and Economics as If Freedom Mattered (1986) by John Galt, p. 235
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„Cuba came from a dictatorship, and I arrived at the presidency after being senator for 25 years.“

—  Salvador Allende Chilean physician and politician 1908 - 1973

Interview with Saul Landau (1971)
Kontext: I have been to Cuba many times. I have spoken many times with Fidel Castro and got to know Commander Ernesto Guevara well enough. I know Cuba's leaders and their struggle. It has been difficult to overcome the blockade. But the reality in Cuba is very different from that in Chile. Cuba came from a dictatorship, and I arrived at the presidency after being senator for 25 years.

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„Surely the United States Senate is big enough to take self-criticism and self-appraisal. Surely we should be able to take the same kind of character attacks that we "dish out" to outsiders.“

—  Margaret Chase Smith Member of the United States Senate from Maine 1897 - 1995

Declaration of Conscience (1950)
Kontext: The United States Senate has long enjoyed worldwide respect as the greatest deliberative body in the world. But recently that deliberative character has too often been debased to the level of a forum of hate and character assassination sheltered by the shield of congressional immunity.
It is ironical that we Senators can in debate in the Senate directly or indirectly, by any form of words, impute to any American who is not a Senator any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming an American — and without that non-Senator American having any legal redress against us — yet if we say the same thing in the Senate about our colleagues we can be stopped on the grounds of being out of order.
It is strange that we can verbally attack anyone else without restraint and with full protection and yet we hold ourselves above the same type of criticism here on the Senate Floor. Surely the United States Senate is big enough to take self-criticism and self-appraisal. Surely we should be able to take the same kind of character attacks that we "dish out" to outsiders.

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„You never turned around to see the frowns, on the jugglers and the clowns when they all did, tricks for you.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Song lyrics, Highway 61 Revisited (1965), Like a Rolling Stone

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„But I killed you,” Alyss said. “Did you?” Red turned to The Cat. “Why wasn’t I informed?“

—  Frank Beddor, buch The Looking Glass Wars

Quelle: The Looking Glass Wars

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„My object is to understand ad explain why things turned out the way they did, and how they hang together.“

—  Eric Hobsbawm, buch The Age of Extremes

Introduction
The Age of Extremes (1992)
Kontext: My object is to understand ad explain why things turned out the way they did, and how they hang together. For anyone of my age-group who has lived through all or most of the Short Twentieth Century this is inevitably also a autobiographical endeavor. We are talking about, amplifying (and correcting) our own memories. And we are talking as men and women of a particular time and place, involved, in various ways, in its history as actors in its dramas - however insignificant our parts - as observers of our times and, not least, as people whose views of the century have been formed by what we have come to see as its crucial events.

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„Damnit, I turned up your mike! Why did I turn it up?!“

—  Markiplier American YouTuber and Internet personality 1989

Video game commentary, Rust (December 21~, 2013)

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„If I can be permitted to turn around a phrase, I would say that I'm kind of sorry I won't have you to kick around any more.“

—  Pierre Trudeau 15th Prime Minister of Canada 1919 - 2000

Statement to the press, referencing "You won't have Dick Nixon to kick around any more", during his resignation speech (21 November 1979) http://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/1979-trudeau-steps-down-as-liberal-leader

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„Translated After Hitler, our turn.“

—  Ernst Thälmann leader of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) during much of the Weimar Republic 1886 - 1944

Nach Hitler kommen Wir.
Ernst Thälmann (1931), cited in: Michelle Goldberg. " After Trump, Our Turn! http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2016/03/29/susan_sarandon_is_perfect_spokeswoman_for_neverhillary.html" at slate.com, March 29, 2016.
Quote is about Thälmann's refusal to oppose the Nazis in the 1932 German election helped bring them to power. It was quoted by Goldberg (2016) as historical precedent for leftists refusing to oppose Donald Trump as US President.
The English quote is mentioned in over 30 publications, mostly as a communist slogan around 1930, yet only 4 publications actually attributed the quote to Ernst Thälmann. The original quote is mentioned in numerous publications.
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