Saturday, March 22, 2008

Quote Of The Day

"America faces grievous problems; we are beset by unfulfilled hopes and awesome difficulties. Even so, that which distinguishes us from those awful political cultures in the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China, in which human beings are treated as mere aggregations of random clinical circumstance, to be dealt with according as said human phenomena further, or hinder, the surrealistic visions of totalitarian superpowers that acknowledge no role whatever for morality in the formulation of public policy - that difference, between Us, and Them, is the difference that matters. And any failure by beneficiaries of the free world to recognize what it is that we have here, over against what it is they would impose on upon us, amounts to moral and intellectual nihilism. To founder there is more incriminating of our culture than eristic scruples of the kind that preoccupy so many of our moralists."
- William F. Buckley Jr.

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