The significance of RANKIN was in its mere existence, for it reflected a political sophistication no less intense than that of the English, and it indicated the political importance that the Americans attached to the possession of German soil rather than the Balkans. If the United States refused to go along with the British plans for a Balkan strategy after OVERLORD it was not because it was unconcerned about the alleged danger of Bolshevism, bu... [full quote][add comments][Rate][Share]
Gabriel Kolko (born August 17, 1932) is an American historian and author.
Kolko was born in Paterson, New Jersey, attended Kent State University (B.A. 1954) and the University of Wisconsin (M.S. 1955), married Joyce Manning in 1955, and received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1962. Following graduation he taught at the University of Pennsylvania and at SUNY-Buffalo. He joined the York University History Department in 1970 and is now an emeritus professor of history there.
An American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement. His main legacy was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States and he is frequently referenced as a human rights icon today. A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president. King's efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he raised public consciousness of the civil rights movement and established himself as one of the greatest orators in U.S. history.
The true friend of property, the true conservative, is he who insists that property shall be the servant and not the master of the commonwealth; who insists that the creature of man's making shall be the servant and not the master of the man who made it. The citizens of the United States must effectively control the mighty commercial forces which they have called into being. There can be no effective control of corporations while their political... [full quote][add comments][Rate][Share]
... I have come to see any American president as a person on a tightrope: on any issue, he can lean only so far to the left or right before the political laws of gravity begin to punish him. The genius of the Tea Party is that it didn't try to move the tightrope walker, it moved the tightrope itself, successfully pulling the national conversation and the entire political establishment far to the right." -- Van Jones [full quote][add comments][Rate][Share]