Democracy not only requires equality but also an unshakable conviction in the value of each person, who is then equal.
Truth, which is important to a scholar, has got to be concrete. And there is nothing more concrete than dealing with babies, burps and bottles, frogs and mud.
I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot.
We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.
And I have no doubt that the American people generally believe the world is safer, and that we are safer, when we are stronger.
And I think detente had manifestly failed, and that the pursuit of it was encouraging Soviet expansion and rendering the world more dangerous, and especially rendering the Western world in greater peril.
I'm a political scientist and I study these things, and I know that economic problems, with the rising unemployment and inflation and low productivity and so forth, were a factor in that election, in that defeat of President Carter.
Solidarity was the movement that turned the direction of history, I think.
I think that it's always appropriate for Americans and for American foreign policy to make clear why we feel that self-government is most compatible with peace, the well-being of people, and human dignity.
A doctrine of class war seemed to provide a solution to the problem of poverty to people who know nothing about how wealth is created.
I conclude that it is a fundamental mistake to think that salvation, justice, or virtue come through merely human institutions.
I always assume that democracy is the only good form of government, quite frankly, and democracy is always to be preferred.
The real point is that totalitarian regimes have claimed jurisdiction over the whole person, and the whole society, and they don't at all believe that we should give unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.
Cross cultural experience teaches us not simply that people have different beliefs, but that people seek meaning and understand themselves in some sense as members of a cosmos ruled by God.
A government is not legitimate merely because it exists.
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