One should forgive one’s enemies, but not before they are hanged.
Christian Johann Heinrich Heine
- Quote of the Day: Foreign Policy
- Quote of the Day: Secrets
- Quote of the day: Future
- Quote of the day: Civic courage
Yee-ha Is Not a Foreign Policy… seen on a wall inside the Emerald City, Baghdad, Iraq …is this the end of the yellow brick road…
A secret ceases to be a secret if it is once confided—it is like a dollar bill, once broken, it is never a dollar again. Henry Wheeler Shaw – aka – Josh Billings
I have seen the future, and it’s very much like the present, only longer. Woody Allen
A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today.
The Western world has lost its civic courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, in each government, in each political party, and, of course, in the United Nations.
Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling and intellectual elites, causing an impression of a loss of courage by the entire society.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, famous Russian dissident writer, Nobel prize and Templeton Prize winner, Harvard University address (1979)