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" Armed attack has a definition in international law. It means sudden, overwhelming, instantaneous ongoing attack. "
" International affairs is very much run like the mafia. The godfather does not accept disobedience, even from a small storekeeper who doesn't pay his protection money. You have to have obedience; otherwise, the idea can spread that you don't have to listen to the orders, and it can spread to important places. "
" As a tactic, violence is absurd. No one can compete with the Government in violence, and the resort to violence, which will surely fail, will simply frighten and alienate some who can be reached, and will further encourage the ideologists and administrators of forceful repression. "
" If you do a Google search, you will probably read a lot of stuff about how I am someone who wants to kill all the Jews and hates the United States. "
" Libertarian socialism is properly to be regarded as the inheritor of the liberal ideals of the Enlightenment. "
" The call for debt cancellation is welcome, but debt does not just go away. "
" Terrorists regard themselves as a vanguard. They're trying to mobilize others to their cause. I mean, every specialist on terrorism knows that. "
" If a child from an Amazonian hunter-gatherer tribe comes to Boston, is raised in Boston, that child will be indistinguishable in language capacities from my children growing up here, and vice versa. "
" Violence can succeed, as Americans know well from the conquest of the national territory. But at terrible cost. It can also provoke violence in response, and often does. "
" If there was an observer on Mars, they would probably be amazed that we have survived this long. "
" Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation. "
" The Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor led to many very good things. If you follow the trail, it led to kicking Europeans out of Asia - that saved tens of millions of lives in India alone. "
" There is massive propaganda for everyone to consume. Consumption is good for profits and consumption is good for the political establishment. "
" Everyone knows that when you look at a television ad, you do not expect to get information. You expect to see delusion and imagery. "
" My speculation is that the U.S. does not want to establish the principle that it has to defer to some higher authority before carrying out the use of violence. "
" Perhaps the most striking assault on the foundations of traditional liberties is a little-known case brought to the Supreme Court by the Obama administration, Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project. "
" Thanh Hoa itself is a rich agricultural province. Rice fields, a pattern of many shades of green, stretch far into the distance along the road, which also winds through foothills and the fringes of heavy jungle where tigers are said to roam. The vegetation, wild or cultivated, is lush. "
" Right after the assassination of Osama bin Laden, amid all the cheers and applause, there were a few critical comments questioning the legality of the act. "
" A war with Pakistan would be an utter disaster. "
" Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune. "
" If you are giving a graduate course you don't try to impress the students with oratory, you try to challenge them, get them to question you. "
" With the development of industrial capitalism, a new and unanticipated system of injustice, it is libertarian socialism that has preserved and extended the radical humanist message of the Enlightenment and the classical liberal ideals that were perverted into an ideology to sustain the emerging social order. "
" On October 15, 1965, an estimated 70,000 people took part in large-scale anti-war demonstrations. "
" I do think that Magna Carta and international law are worth paying some attention to. "
" As a research tool, the internet is invaluable. "
" It's a near miracle that nuclear war has so far been avoided. "
" The first scholarly edition of Magna Carta was published by the eminent jurist William Blackstone. It was not an easy task. There was no good text available. "
" Concentration of wealth yields concentration of political power. And concentration of political power gives rise to legislation that increases and accelerates the cycle. "
" I remember at the age of five travelling on a trolley car with my mother past a group of women on a picket line at a textile plant, seeing them being viciously beaten by security people. So that kind of thing stayed with me. "
" The crimes against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and elsewhere, particularly Lebanon, are so shocking that the only emotionally valid reaction is rage and a call for extreme actions. But that does not help the victims. And, in fact, it's likely to harm them. "
" If you have to control people, you have to have an administrative force that does it. So in U.S. industry, even more than elsewhere, there's layer after layer of management - a kind of economic waste, but useful for control and domination. And the same is true in universities. "