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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...
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Gabriel Kolko 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.

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1. Thou shalt not believe in a military victory.

2. Thou shall not believe in a political victory.

3. Thou shall not believe that they, the Vietnamese love us.

4. Thou shall not believe that the Saigon government has the support of the people.

5. Thou shall not believe that the majority of the South Vietnamese look upon the Vietcong as terrorists.

6. Thou shalt not believe the figures of killed enemies or killed Americans.

7. Thou...
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Martin Luther King

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...
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Theodore Roosevelt

Twenty-sixth President, United States of America

... 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
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Van Jones Former Special Advisor to the Obama White House and advocate for Green jobs.

He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.

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George Bernard Shaw

Nobel Prize in Literature
Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay
1938 Pygmalion


George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 - 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. He was also an essayist, novelist and short story writer. Nearly all his writings address prevailing social problems with a vein of comedy which makes their stark themes more palatable. Issues which engaged Shaw's attention included education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege.

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As an artist, you always have to be an activist. And to be a good artist, you need to be political.

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Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei (Chinese: 艾未未; pinyin: Ài Wèiwèi,  English pronunciation (help �info); born 28 August 1957 in Beijing) is a Chinese Contemporary artist and activist. His father's (Ai Qing) original surname was written Jiang (�"�). Ai collaborated with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron as the artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics. As a political activist, he has been highly and openly critical of the Chinese Government's stance on democracy and human rights. He has investigated government corruption and cover-ups, in particular the Sichuan schools corruption scandal following the collapse of so-called "tofu-dreg schools" in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. In 2011, following his arrest at Beijing Capital International Airport on 3 April, he was held for 81 days without any official charges being filed; officials alluded to their allegations of "economic crimes".

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