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William Safire
(1929-2009) born on
Dec 17
US journalist, author. He is a political columnist for the "NY Times," 1973-; speech writer for Richard Nixon; won Pulitzer, 1978.
We are all environmentalists now, but we are not all planetists. An environmentalist realizes that nature has its pleasures and deserves respect. A planetist puts the earth ahead of the earthlings.

What we don't need to know for achievement, we need to know for our pleasure. Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.
The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.
To "know your place" is a good idea in politics. That is not to say "stay in your place" or "hang on to your place," because ambition or boredom may dictate upward or downward mobility, but a sense of place --a feel for one's own position . . .
If America cannot win a war in a week, it begins negotiating with itself.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The New York Times
R: "Class Cleavage" NY "Times," 1 Jun 86
A: The New York Times Special Features
N: Before The Fall, Prologue (1975).
K: The New York Times, 8/10/1990

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