Date of birth: 1941-05-04
Quotes number: 27
A politician's words reveal less about what he thinks about his subject than what he thinks about his audience.
A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible "lifestyles" turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind.
Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most admirable and most American of the many American excesses.
As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise.
Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal.
Being elected to Congress is regarded as being sent on a looting raid for one's friends.
Childhood is frequently a solemn business for those inside it.
Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.
Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society: violence punctuated by committee meetings.