Republicans in Congress have long advocated reforms to expedite the firing of underperforming civil servants. In the abstract, there’s much to recommend this idea. If reform is dramatic and happens in the next two years, however, the balance of power between the political and the professional elements of the federal government will shift, decisively, at precisely the moment when the political elements are most aggressive.
~ David Frum
As a politician, not a saint, it must be said that Aung San Suu Kyi has proved inept.
~ Roger Cohen
Freedom is the recognition of contingency.
~ Richard Rorty
The brutal truth is that the bulk of white people in American never had any interest in educating black people, except as this could serve white purposes. It is not the black child’s language that is in question, it is not his language that is despised: It is his experience.
~ James Baldwin