Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Quotes

If we let the international police action against terrorism degenerate into a civilizational war of the West versus Islam, we are heading toward catastrophe. The last thing we need is a counter-jihad to respond to the jihad invoked against us by the pals of Bin Laden. Bin Laden has set a trap for the United […]

Violence is fine against simple folk ten thousand miles away and shocking against injustice in our own land.

“Gay” used to be one of the most agreeable words in the language. Its appropriation by a notably morose group is an act of piracy.

Certainly the goal of adding to our material comforts and our leisure time has not filled our lives. Are we not beginning to yearn for something beyond ourselves?

If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.

In the third year of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln ordered work to go ahead on the completion of the dome of the Capitol. When critics protested the diversion of labor and money from the prosecution of the war, Lincoln said, “If people see the Capitol going on, it is a sign that we intend […]

Almost all important questions are important precisely because they are not susceptible to quantitative answer.