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Righteous People – “Burr” – Gore Vidal

September 26th, 2012 · Comments Off on Righteous People – “Burr” – Gore Vidal · Elitism, Politics, Quotes

Actually the movement to abolish black slavery in the south is deeply unpopular. It is not that New Yorkers so much like the institution of slavery as they dislike the sort of righteous people who want to abolish it.

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The Law of Self-Preservation – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Law of Self-Preservation – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Democracy, Electoralism, Means and Ends, Politics, Quotes

Interjecting a brief homily on the art of politics, (Long) declared: “What the politician had better do is stay a politician. That is law number one with him – the law of self-preservation.”

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You Cannot Do Without Politicians – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 15th, 2012 · Comments Off on You Cannot Do Without Politicians – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Means and Ends, Politics, Progressive Politics, Quotes

Long: “You will find that you cannot do without politicians. They are a necessary evil in this day and time. You may not like getting money from one source and spending it for another. But the thing for the school people to do is that if the politicians are going to steal, make them steal […]

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Everything I did, I’ve Had to do With One Hand, Because I’ve Had to Fight With the Other – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Everything I did, I’ve Had to do With One Hand, Because I’ve Had to Fight With the Other – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Electoralism, Means and Ends, Politics, Power

Long: “They say they don’t like my methods. Well, I don’t like them either. I really don’t like to have to do things the way I do. I’d much rather get up before the legislature and say, ‘Now this is a good law and it’s for the benefit of the people, and I’d like you […]

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Not Satisfied With the Sound of His Own Voice – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on Not Satisfied With the Sound of His Own Voice – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Hypocrisy, Ideology, Leadership, Politics, Power, Quotes

The conservatives still did not realise that this governor was not going to be satisfied by the sound of his own voice.

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Show us not the aim without the way – “Darkness At Noon” – Arthur Koestler

July 26th, 2012 · Comments Off on Show us not the aim without the way – “Darkness At Noon” – Arthur Koestler · Democracy, Electoralism, Means and Ends, Politics

‘Show us not the aim without the way. For ends and means on earth are so entangled That changing one, you change the other too; Each different path brings other ends in view.’ FERDINAND LASSALLE: Franz von Sickingen

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To sell oneself to one’s own conscience is to abandon mankind – “Darkness At Noon” – Arthur Koestler

July 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on To sell oneself to one’s own conscience is to abandon mankind – “Darkness At Noon” – Arthur Koestler · Electoralism, Politics, Progressive Politics

‘The greatest criminals in history,’ Ivanov went on, ‘are not of the type Nero and Fouché, but of the type Gandhi and Tolstoy. Gandhi’s inner voice has done more to prevent the liberation of India than the British guns. To sell oneself for thirty pieces of silver is an honest transaction; but to sell oneself […]

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Sympathy, conscience, disgust, despair, repentance, and atonement are for us repellent debauchery – “Darkness At Noon” – Arthur Koestler

July 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on Sympathy, conscience, disgust, despair, repentance, and atonement are for us repellent debauchery – “Darkness At Noon” – Arthur Koestler · Electoralism, Means and Ends, Philosophy, Politics

‘My point is this,’ he said; ‘one may not regard the world as a sort of metaphysical brothel for emotions. That is the first commandment for us. Sympathy, conscience, disgust, despair, repentance, and atonement are for us repellent debauchery. To sit down and let oneself be hypnotized by one’s own navel, to turn up one’s […]

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To Sell Oneself for Thirty Pieces of Silver is an Honest Transaction; But to Sell Oneself to One’s Own Conscience is to Abandon Mankind – “Darkness At Noon” – Arthur Koestler

July 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on To Sell Oneself for Thirty Pieces of Silver is an Honest Transaction; But to Sell Oneself to One’s Own Conscience is to Abandon Mankind – “Darkness At Noon” – Arthur Koestler · Extremism, Ideology, Politics, Power, Quotes

‘The greatest criminals in history,’ Ivanov went on, ‘are not of the type Nero and Fouché, but of the type Gandhi and Tolstoy. Gandhi’s inner voice has done more to prevent the liberation of India than the British guns. To sell oneself for thirty pieces of silver is an honest transaction; but to sell oneself […]

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Must one also pay for deeds which were right and necessary? – “Darkness At Noon” – Arthur Koestler

July 21st, 2012 · Comments Off on Must one also pay for deeds which were right and necessary? – “Darkness At Noon” – Arthur Koestler · Electoralism, Politics, Progressive Politics

‘Yet I would do it again,’ he said to himself. ‘It was necessary and right. But do I perhaps owe you the fare all the same? Must one also pay for deeds which were right and necessary?’

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