Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Thatcher on America

Regarding the tendency of haughty people from the Old Continent to sneer at Americans, telling them that (contrary to the Yanks) they (the Europeans) have history and traditions (sniff), let us remember that Margaret Thatcher (whose birthday it is today) never contested that statement. Instead, she pointed out that
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
The Iron Lady also said:
Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.

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