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Aug 10, 2005 2:54 pm

Quotes of the Day

1."If we don't change the world, the world's gonna change us."

—Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, yesterday on Meet the Press.

"[I]n that simple phrase," observes my mentor and fellow H.N.N. blogger Chris Matthew Sciabarra,"Hunter has summarized one of the crucial constructivist principles at the foundation of the Bush administration's stated neo-Wilsonian initiative in the Middle East."

2. "It isn't so much that he's a bad man. It's just that he's such a dumb son of a bitch."

—Harry Truman, on Tom Clark, who he appointed to the Supreme Court and who later voted against his seizure of the steel industry to avert a strike.

Postscript (7/5/05): “Everyone has a right to be stupid, but Comrade Macdonald abuses the privilege.”

—Leon Trotsky, reportedly referring to the New York intellectual Dwight Macdonald.

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