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" All emphasis in American prisons is on punishment, retribution, and disparagement, and almost none is on rehabilitation. "
" All my life, Americans have been accustomed to thinking of theirs as 'the richest, freest' country in the world. By most measurements, it was long a contender for that honor, and - among the larger countries, if equal weight were given to wealth and indices of freedom - probably did deserve to be so described. "
" All the other members of the U.N. were admitted, at the outset or subsequently, but Israel was created by the U.N. as a Jewish state, on the motion of Stalin's ambassador, seconded by President Truman's. "
" Although his personality is generally quite agreeable, Mr Murdoch has no loyalty to anyone or anything except his company. "
" A quest for knowledge is not a war with faith; spirituality is not usually an infelicitous amalgam of superstition and philistinism; and moral relativism, taken outside midfield, leads inexorably both to heresy and to secular wickedness, which are often identical. "
" At least 80 percent of American prisoners are grossly over-sentenced. The Supreme Court knows this, but shows scant concern for this human side of criminal justice. "
" Eastern Muslim countries, such as Indonesia and Malaysia, are relative success stories, as they are not afflicted by the Arab heritage of retreat and humiliation at the hands of the French, Spanish, British, Turks, and Persians. "
" Economics is half psychology and half Grade Three arithmetic, and the U.S. does not now have either half right. "
" For all history up to the end of the Cold War, summit meetings were historic and dramatic occasions, when leaders who controlled the destiny of much of the world met to change the world. "
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" For decades, I have been a militant anti-declinist in terms of America's place in the world. "
" From the early Seventies to the mid-Eighties, I approached Rome at a snail's pace. Having concluded that God existed, I could not seriously entertain the thought of not trying to be in contact with Him. "
" Given the genocidal belligerence of Iranian threats against Israel, it is hard to take issue with Israel's right to preemptive self-defense. "
" Guerrilla wars, and even more so terrorist assaults, are conducted only by forces with insufficient strength to carry out a real war. "
" I always keep a firewall between my own travails and my perception of public-policy issues; otherwise I would retain no credibility as a commentator. "
" I am a passport-carrying citizen of the E.U. "
" I am proud of being in a U.S. federal prison and surviving it. "
" I do not at all have the mind of a bully... in my mind bullies are intolerant of contrary opinion, domineering and rather cowardly. I would hope that none of those terms could be fairly used in describing me. "
" I don't go around trying to stir up foreign wars. "
" I don't have any shame. "
" I made 50 million bucks yesterday. That's a flameout I could get used to. "
" I may have made a mistake in renouncing my Canadian citizenship, which I have never ceased to promise to try to regain. "
" I'm not a xenophobe - I think immigration is a good thing for most countries - but they transmute the foibles of their native tongues into English in a way that's difficult to figure out. "
" I never ask for mercy and seek no one's sympathy. "
" Israel expanded beyond its original boundaries only because the Arab powers attacked Israel and the U.N. demarcation unsuccessfully in 1948. The endless caterwauling about the 1967 borders is rubbish. "
" Maximising my wealth was never my chief thing. "
" Most American media outlets that are controlled by Jews seem to be reflexively, or at least habitually, anti-Israel. "
" Nixon's full term was one of the most successful in U.S. history, which is why he was re-elected by the largest plurality in the country's history. "
" No one could seriously dispute that almost all of sub-Saharan Africa, all of North Africa except Morocco, all of the Middle East except Israel and Jordan and most of the oil-rich states, and the entire former British Indian Empire were better governed by Europeans. "
" Perhaps the gravest under-publicized atrocity in the world is the persecution of Christians. "
" Private-sector firms are increasingly active in the prison industry and they and the militantly unionized correctional officers, almost all unskilled labor, constantly lead public demands for more criminal statutes and more draconian penalties. "
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