“We needed to transcend just a focus on individual morality and self-reliance and come to a more communal understanding of what kind of community we wanted to be, what kind of country we wanted to ...
"The big political fact of my childhood, and the dominant political fact of my adult life, was of course, the Cold War."
"Billy Salomon comes back from lunch with the French Ambassador and his wife, and there's a urinal on his office wall. Now, I thought that was pretty funny!"
“If you’re the ruling class, you need to think like a ruling class. Don’t pretend to be anything less.”
“Throughout history, for example during the Cold War, we have seen many examples of the US misperceiving the capabilities or the intent of the Soviet Union.”
“The problem that democracy has on the continent today is that many of our political systems and our political parties have not managed to fully exit the 20th century.”
"Since so many of our foreign policies affect people from many parts of the world where you have people of color, it would be good to have people of color as part of deliberations on ...
“That voice, that professor, or that mentor who wants you to think clearly, to read more, or to read more intelligently… that voice, if you’re lucky, never leaves you.”