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#140790 Norman Finkelstein

Every year, the United Nations General Assembly votes on a resolution entitled 'Peaceful resolution of the Palestine conflict.' Every year, the vote is the same. The whole world on one side - the whole world on one side - and on the other side, the United States, Israel, and usually Palau, Nauru, Tuvalu, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia. .

Norman Finkelstein Quotes about world
#140791 Norman Finkelstein

When I was a young man, my mother said to me, 'You can't be a communist without being a militant atheist.' So I had to be a militant atheist because I wanted to be a communist. .

Norman Finkelstein Quotes about man
#140792 Norman Finkelstein

The whole purpose of annual reviews is to keep you abreast of whether or not you are fulfilling the requirements of tenure. .

Norman Finkelstein Quotes about purpose
#147584 Francis Fukuyama

I've figured out in the course of my life that the one thing I'm good at doing is writing books, and it would be crazy to trade that in for something else. .

Francis Fukuyama Quotes about life
#147585 Francis Fukuyama

The rationale for tenure is still valid. But the system has turned the academy into one of the most conservative and costly institutions in the country. Yes, conservative: Economists joke that their discipline advances one funeral at a time, but many fields must wait for wholesale generational turnover before new approaches take hold. .

Francis Fukuyama Quotes about time
#147586 Francis Fukuyama

In general, Americans are not very good at nation-building and not very good colonialists. .

Francis Fukuyama Quotes about good
#147587 Francis Fukuyama

I'm basically an optimist because I do think there's this historical modernisation process, and by and large it's been very beneficial to people. But there are blips. History doesn't proceed in a linear way. .

Francis Fukuyama Quotes about people
#147588 Francis Fukuyama

I've always had a Marxist understanding of history: democracy is a result of a broad modernization process that happens in every country. Neocons think the use of political power can force the pace of change, but ultimately it depends on societies doing it themselves. .

Francis Fukuyama Quotes about history
#147589 Francis Fukuyama

I'm a tenured professor. But I'd get rid of tenure. .

Francis Fukuyama
#190639 Francis Fukuyama

Ive figured out in the course of my life that the one thing Im good at doing is writing books, and it would be crazy to trade that in for something else. .

Francis Fukuyama Quotes about life
#195069 Christian Lous Lange

All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone. .

Christian Lous Lange Quotes about strength
#1704143 Samuel P. Huntington

Critics say that America is a lie because its reality falls so far short of its ideals. They are wrong. America is not a lie; it is a disappointment. But it can be a disappointment only because it is also a hope. .

Samuel P. Huntington Quotes about hope
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