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“The stupidity and blindness of American power, which, in its own terms is perfectly ‘logical’—and yet its terms are fantastically arbitrary and respond only to the ‘reality’ of a thinking that goes on within an artificial and closed system. To defend your own reality and then impose it forcefully on the outside world is paranoia.”

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source: October 25, 1967 journal entry in The Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 5.

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“My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It’s time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice.”

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source: “Stop Coddling the Super-Rich,” The New York Times, August 14, 2011.

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“The end of an Empire is messy at best
And this Empire is ending
Like all the rest”

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source: “A Few Words in Defense of Our Country,” Harps and Angels (Nonesuch, August, 2008).

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