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All I will say is that there are particular features of the American constitutional system that renders a third party futile - at best.
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I am a realist as well as an idealist, and I think that it is incumbent upon those of us in opposition to try to work within what are always arduous circumstances to stretch the limits of the possible.

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My position is not that John Kerry is either Jesus Christ or the prophet Mohammad. My position is that John Kerry is the possibility of restarting politics.

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Human inertia makes the everyday environment, the furniture, as it were, appear to be a given.

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So American culture is itself a hybrid and lends itself to use in other people's hybrids.

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The manufacture of desire isn't at the heart - if it isn't absurd to speak of a heart - of the media torrent. Chronic dissatisfaction is at the heart of the matter.

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To win power anywhere you have to convince people that you can do something for them.

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Mills insisted that a sociologist's proper subject was the intersection of biography and history.

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We may repeat the awful revolutionary history of the 20th century because of the vulnerability of social movements to demagoguery.

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Sure, I've often been misrepresented - anyone frequently quoted has this experience.

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I am concerned about how to reverse the process by which a fundamentalist right and a corporate elite were able to seize power in the United States.

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Today's global justice movement may be the biggest, most diverse and energetic in history.

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American movies and music deliver themes of freedom, innocence, and power that appeal to others - partly because America itself was put together out of a multiplicity of national traditions.

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I don't think anyone in the media thinks strategically about society.

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