Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret.
Throughout history, Juneteenth has been known by many names: Jubilee Day, Freedom Day, Liberation Day, Emancipation Day and, today, a national holiday.
In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Precisely one year ago today, on July 14, 1963, I warned that the Republican Party is in real danger of subversion by a radical, well-financed, highly disciplined majority.
As President Eisenhower said only two hours ago from this very rostrum, the Republican Party should reject extremism from either the left or the right.
I don’t read my reviews. I do die inside when readers at book signings say they do not read history books but they like to read mine. Who brags about a lack of intellectual curiosity?
I’m really not so good with the living. But a refrigerated archive full of brittle missionary letters? I’m home.
Americans never quit. We never surrender. We never hide from history. We make history.
My view of Africa is based on my pursuit of it, and my connection to it, and for me the continent is glorious. The greatest resources are there. Its history and accomplishments are among the greatest in the world.