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I had a question. Why does the name Pearl Harbor sound so familiar? The lieutenant colonels eyes narrowed. Pearl Harbor is the most famous U.S. military base in the world, he said crisply. Its the only place on U.S. soil that has been attacked in a wars, since the Revolutionary War. None of this was ringing a bell, but you already know Im totally uneducated. Gazzy leaned over to whisper, It was a movie with Ben Affleck. Ah. Now I remembered.
— James Patterson —

A further reason for my hatred of ... ideologies is quite a primitive one. I have an aversion to killing people for the fun of it. What the fun is, I did not quite understand at the time, but in the intervening years the ample exploration of revolutionary consciousness has cast some light on this matter. The fun consists in gaining a pseudo-identity through asserting one's power, optimally by killing somebody-a pseudo-identity that serves as a substitute for the human self that has been lost ... A good example of the type of self that has to kill other people in order to regain in an Ersatzform what it has lost is the famous Saint-Juste, who says that Brutus either has to kill other people or kill himself.
... I have no sympathy whatsoever with such characters and have never hesitated to characterize them as murderous swine.

— Eric Voegelin

He developed his revolutionary philosophy, with its grounding not in the Bible or ancient writers but in human reason, and became famous and infamous for it.

— Russell Shorto

They fought their first action in March of 1775. Embarked on eight small ships, they sailed to the Bahamas and captured a British fort near Nassau, seizing gunpowder and supplies. Later, during the Revolutionary War, Marines fought several engagements in their distinctive green coats, such as helping George Washington to cross the Delaware River, and assisting John Paul Jones on the Bonhomme Richard to capture the British frigate Serapis during their famous sea fight.

— Tom Clancy

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