For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.
The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy.
If you make a living, if you earn your own money, you're free however free one can be on this planet.
I saw Chungking for the first time more than 40 years ago a city of hills and mists, of grays and lavenders, two rivers shaping it to a point and the cliff rising above me like a challenge.
There is no excitement anywhere in the world, short of war, to match the excitement of the American presidential campaign.
Power in America today is control of the means of communication.
I happen to think that American politics is one of the noblest arts of mankind; and I cannot do anything else but write about it.
With the end of the nominating process, American politics leaves logic behind.
For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command and find that they control their own time, when they learn their own voice and authority.
The best time to listen to a politician is when he's on a stump on a street corner in the rain late at night when he's exhausted. Then he doesn't lie.
His passion has aroused the best and the beast in man. And the beast waited for him in the kitchen.
Politics in America is the binding secular religion.
Generally students are the best vehicles for passing on ideas, for their thoughts are plastic and can be molded and they can adjust the ideas of old men to the shape of reality as they find it in villages and hills of China or in ghettos and suburbs of America.
Quality in a classical Greek sense is how to live with grace and intelligence, with bravery and mercy.