„At no time in the past century has public distrust of the government been so broadly distributed across the political spectrum, as it is today.“

Why I Wrote PGP http://www.philzimmermann.com/EN/essays/WhyIWrotePGP.html, Part of the original 1991 PGP User's Guide (updated in 1999)

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„In the history of the nation, there has never been a political party so ridiculous as today's Democrats.“

—  Ann Coulter author, political commentator 1961

2006
Kontext: In the history of the nation, there has never been a political party so ridiculous as today's Democrats. It's as if all the brain-damaged people in America got together and formed a voting bloc.

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„Broadly, the Long Tail is about abundance. Abundant shelf space, abundant distribution, abundant choice.“

—  Chris Anderson, buch The Long Tail

Quelle: The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More (2006), Ch. 8, p. 143

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„Whatever might have been the motive, few acts have ever been so barren of good, and so fruitful of evil. The contest has exasperated the public mind. North and South, and engendered feelings of distrust, and I may say hate, that I fear it will take years to wear away.“

—  Elbridge G. Spaulding American politician 1809 - 1897

Remarks on the Republican platform (1860)
Kontext: Whatever might have been the motive, few acts have ever been so barren of good, and so fruitful of evil. The contest has exasperated the public mind. North and South, and engendered feelings of distrust, and I may say hate, that I fear it will take years to wear away. The lamentable tragedy at Harper's Ferry is clearly traceable to this unfortunate controversy about slavery in Kansas.; and while the chief actor in this invasion has exhibited some traits of character which challenge our admiration, yet his fanatical zeal seems to have blinded his moral perceptions, and hurried him into an unlawful attack upon the lives of a peaceful and unoffending community in a sister State, with the evident intention of raising a servile insurrection, which no one can contemplate without horror; and few, I believe very few, can be found so indifferent to the consequences of his acts, or so blinded by fanatical zeal, as not to believe that he justly suffered the penalty of the law which he had violated.
The Whig party North and South having been completely broken up by the perpetration of this great wrong, and the subsequent attempt of the slave power, backed up by the President of the United States, to force slavery upon an unwilling people in Kansas, and by fraud and violence to make Kansas a slave State, a new phase was given to public affairs and to the parties in the country. The Democratic party became greatly divided and distracted by this outrage, and would also have been entirely demolished, if Southern States had not rallied to the support of that party. All the Southern States, with the exception of Maryland, having gone over to the support of the Democratic party, and the aggressions of the Southern propagandists of slavery in their attempt to send slavery everywhere, the Democratic party became essentially a Southern sectional party, inasmuch as very few public men South, of either party, could be sustained by their constituents in opposing these outrageous measures in Congress, and the frauds and rascalities committed in Kansas. All the compacts, resolutions, and agreements, to keep the peace, so recently made, having been broken, confidence was greatly impaired, indeed I may say entirely destroyed, in the Democratic party, and in this state of things a new party was formed, called the Repuulican Party, to resist the Democratic party in its new and alarming attitude of pro-slavery aggression.

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„Violence, less and less embarrassed by the limits imposed by centuries of lawfulness, is brazenly and victoriously striding across the whole world, unconcerned that its infertility has been demonstrated and proved many times in history.“

—  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Russian writer 1918 - 2008

Nobel lecture (1970)
Kontext: Violence, less and less embarrassed by the limits imposed by centuries of lawfulness, is brazenly and victoriously striding across the whole world, unconcerned that its infertility has been demonstrated and proved many times in history. What is more, it is not simply crude power that triumphs abroad, but its exultant justification. The world is being inundated by the brazen conviction that power can do anything, justice nothing.

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„India (even) supported the government of Sri Lanka in another UN resolution in Geneva two years back. So for India having changed its mind this time, there may have been some justifiable reasons. India has been asking the Sri Lankan government to give a political solution.“

—  Chandrika Kumaratunga President of Sri Lanka 1945

Quoted by Archive.Indian Express, "India's vote against Sri Lanka not 'let down': ex-President" http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/indias-vote-against-sri-lanka-not-let-down-expresident/934999/, April 10, 2012.

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„Until now has there ever been a time in which so many of the prophecies are coming together? There have been times in the past when people thought the end of the world was coming, and so forth, but never anything like this.“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004

Ronald Reagan (6 December 1983), cited by Paul Slansky, The Clothes Have No Emperor
1980s, First term of office (1981–1985)

„[W]e live in a century in which everything has been said. The challenge today is to learn which statements to deny.“

—  Charles Hartshorne Philosopher 1897 - 2000

Hartshorne's main reflection on a full 100 years of life.
"A hundred years of thinking about God" (1998)

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„That the climate has always changed. It has never been static. In the past it has seen extremes hotter and colder than what we experience today. So change is normal.“

—  Anthony Watts American television meteorologist 1958

Talking Climate Change with Anthony Watts http://townhall.com/columnists/billsteigerwald/2009/04/20/talking_climate_change_with_anthony_watts/page/full/, townhall.com, Apr 20, 2009.
2009

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„No literature has ever been so shockingly personal as that of our time — it asks every question that is forbidden by polite society.“

—  Lionel Trilling American academic 1905 - 1975

"On the Modern Element in Modern Literature," Partisan Review (January/February 1961); reprinted as "On the Teaching of Modern Literature," Beyond Culture (1965)
Kontext: A real book reads us. I have been read by Eliot's poems and by Ulysses and by Remembrance of Things Past and by The Castle for a good many years now, since early youth. Some of these books at first rejected me; I bored them. But as I grew older and they knew me better, they came to have more sympathy with me and to understand my hidden meanings. Their nature is such that our relationship has been very intimate. No literature has ever been so shockingly personal as that of our time — it asks every question that is forbidden by polite society.

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