Monthly Archives: December 2015

Happy New Year

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a … Continue reading

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Change of Mind

“For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.” So thought Benjamin Franklin. And … Continue reading

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Coup d’ État

“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.” So said … Continue reading

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Zero Tolerance

“Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others”. So said John F. Kennedy. For the late Christopher Hitchens, “I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people … Continue reading

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Democracy

“The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.” So thought Charles de Montesquieu. While for George Bernard Shaw, “Democracy is a device that … Continue reading

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