The second day of July1776 will be the most memorable epoch in
the history of America. It ought to be
solemnised with pomp and parade, with shows, games,
sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations
from one end of this continent to the otherfrom
this time forward, for ever more. John Adams Letter to his wife, 3 Jul, on the vote of Congress
for independence from Britain.
Four and twenty Yankees, feeling very dry, Went across the
border to get a drink of rye. When the rye was
opened, theYanks began to sing, 'God bless America,
but God save the King!' Anonymous c.1919 Ditty current in Canada, referring to Americans
crossing the border to drink
during Prohibition. The Duke of Windsor, later Edward VIII,
heard it during his tour of Canada (1919) and repeatedit to his
father, George V, onhis return, as he recalledin A King's Story
Let's get America moving again. Anonymous John F Kennedy's presidential election slogan.
It's morning again in America. Anonymous Campaign slogan for Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign. Quoted in
Hedrick Smith The Power Game (1988).
Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines, and Populace; and
America is just ourselves, with the Barbarians quite
left out, and the Populace nearly. Matthew Arnold Culture and Anarchy, preface.
Possibly the symbol for America is the Frontier The corresponding
symbol for England is the Island The central symbol for
Canadais undoubtedly Survival, la Survivance. Margaret Eleanor Atwood Survival: a Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature,
half-brother of the world; With something good
and bad of every land. PhilipJames Bailey Festus, sc.10.
It seems to be typical of life in America, where opportunities, real
and fancied, are thicker than anywhere else on
the globe, that the second generation has no time to talk
to the first. James Arthur Baldwin Notes of a Native Son,'Notes of a Native Son'.
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn
baseball. Jacques Barzun Quoted in Michael
Novak The Joy of Sport (1976), pt1.
beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of
grain, For purple mountain
majesties Above the fruited
plain! America! America! God shed Hisgrace
on thee. And crown thy good
with brotherhood From sea to shining
sea. Katharine Lee Bates 'America the Beautiful', opening lines.
My name is Behan, Brendan Behan, after Saint
Brendan, who got into one of
our little Irish boats called a curragh one day in the sixth
century and sailed across the Atlantic and found
America, and when he'd found it, like a
sensiblemanheturned around and sailed back and left it where it fuckin'
well was. Brendan Francis Behan Speech in NewYork.
Early in life,Duveennoticed that Europe had plenty of art and America had
plenty of money, and his entire astonishing career
was the product of that simple observation. S(amuel) N(athaniel) Behrman Duveen, ch.1. Joseph Duveen was a highly
successful US art dealer.
think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the
business and administrative centre of American culture. Saul Bellow In radio interview, reported in The Listener, 22 May.
In America there are two classes of travelfirst
class, and with children. Robert Charles Benchley Pluck and Luck.
America hasjust passedthroughan eight-yearcoma in which slogans were
confused with solutions and rhetoric passed for
reality. Lloyd Millard,Jr Bentsen Recalling the Reagan administration as he accepted
nomination for Vice-President, 21 Jul.
Our special task, as French Canadians, is to insert into America the spirit
of Christian France. Henri Bourassa La Langue, Gardienne de la Foi.
There is nothing left to envyabout America. Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg Quoted in Jonathan
Freedland Bringing Home the Revolution: How Britain Can Live
in the American Dream (1998).
Nothing less will content me, than wholeAmerica. Edmund Burke On Conciliation with America.
This cuisine here in America was certainly on a par with French cuisine. Jacques Rene Chirac At the G8 meeting on Sea Island, Georgia,10 Jun.
Soy el cantor deAme rica auto ctono y salvaje; mi lira tiene un
alma, mi canto un ideal. Mi verso no se mece
colgado de un ramaje con un vaive n
pausado de hamaca tropical. I am the aboriginal
and savage singer of America; my lyre has a soul,
my song has an ideal. My poetry does not
swing from the branches with the slow
movement of a tropical hammock. Ch'in Chia c.150 Alma Ame rica,'Blaso n' (translated as'Blazon',1935).
America is the only country in history that miraculously has gone directly
from barbarism to decadence without the usual interval
of civilization. Georges Clemenceau Attributed. This
has also been attributed to George Bernard Shaw.
have had a drill to the tooth of America for the last two years. Bill (William) Clinton Of painful political decisions. In the US News
& World Report,13 Feb.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It
means looking out for
yourself while looking out for your country. (John) Calvin Coolidge Attributed.
In England, the system is benign and the people are hostile. In
America, the people are friendlyand the system is brutal! Quentin Crisp In The Guardian, 23 Oct.
impossibly tall, incomparably tall, city shoulderingly
upwards into hard sunlight leaned a little through the octaves
of its parallel edges, leaningly strode upwards into
firm, hard, snowy sunlight; the noises of America
nearingly throbbed with smokes and hurrying dots which
are men and which are women and which are things
new and curious and hard and strange and vibrant and immense,
lifting with a great ondulous stride firmly into
immortal sunlight e e pen name of Edward Estlin Cummings cummings The Enormous Room, ch.13, closing words.
'next to of course god america i love you land of
the pilgrims'and so forth oh say can you see by
the dawn's early my country 'tis of
centuries come and go and are no more
what of it we should worry in every language
even deafanddumb they sons acclaim
you glorious name by gorry by jingo by gee by
gosh by gum e e pen name of Edward Estlin Cummings cummings is 5,'Two, III'.
America makes prodigious mistakes, America has cummings thoroughly and perfectlyannihilated by
that vast and painful process of Unthinking which may
result in a minutebitof purelypersonal
Feeling.Whichminutebit is Art. colossal faults, but
onething cannot be denied: America is always on the
move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at
least she isn't standing still. e e pen name of Edward Estlin Cummings cummings
The Enormous Room, ch.12. 1927 'Why I Like America', in Vanity Fair, May.
Si hay poes|a en nuestra Ame rica, ella esta en las cosas viejas: en Palenke
y Uatla n, en el indio legendario y el inca sensual y fino
y en el gran Moctezuma de la silla de oro. Lo dema s es
tuyo, demo crataWaltWhitman. If there is poetry
in our America, it is in ancient items: in Palenke and Uatla
n, in the legendary Indian and in the sensuous and
elegant Inca and the great Moctezuma. The rest is yours,
democratic Walt Whitman. Rube n pseudonym of Fe lixRube nGarc|a Sarmiento Dar| o Prosas profanas,'Palabras liminares'.
I've come to thinkof Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version. Don DeLillo Owen Brademas. The Names, ch.1.
A few professional alienists understood his importance, but to most of the
public he appeared as some kind of German sexologist,
an exponent of free love who used big words to talk
about dirty things. At least a decade would have to pass
before Freud would have his revenge and seehisideas
beginto destroysex in America forever. E(dgar) L(awrence) Doctorow Ragtime, ch.5.
The breasts, the hallmark of our culture.You cannot sell anything in America
without the breasts. Phil Donahue On NBC T V, Aug.
License my roving hands, and let them go Before, behind,
between, above, below. O my America! my
new-found-land, My kingdom,
safeliest when with one man manned. John Donne c.1595 Elegies, no.19,'To His Mistress Going to Bed'.
pesar de que la m|a es historia, no la empezare por el arca de Noe y la
genealog|a de sus ascendientes como acostumbraban hacerlo los antiguos
historiadores espan oles deAme
rica, que deben ser nuestros prototipos. I'm going to tell a
true story, but I won't start with Noah's Ark and the genealogy of his forefathers, as is usual among the ancient
Spanish historians of America, who we consider our
prototypes. Esteban Echeverr| a El matadero (The Slaughter-House,1959).
Michael Harringtonwas America's leading socialist; a position, one
might have thought, that almost epitomized
marginality. The Economist The Economist,12 Aug.
The chief source of economic insecurity in America used to be growing
old; now it's being born into or raised in a
single-parent family. David T Ellwood In the Washington Post, 22 Feb.
America is a country of young men. RalphWaldo Emerson Society and Solitude,'Old Age'.
Americarather, the United Statesseems to me to be the Jewamong the
nations. It is resourceful, adaptable, maligned, envied,
feared, imposed upon. It is warm- hearted,
overfriendly; quick-witted, lavish, colorful; given to
extravagant speech and gestures; its people are travellers and
wanderers by nature, moving, shifting, restless; swarming
in Fords, in ocean liners; craving entertainment;
volatile. Edna Ferber A Peculiar Treasure, ch.1.
What America does best is to understand itself.What it does worst is to
understand others. Carlos Fuentes In Time,16 Jun.
can never suppose this country so far lost to all ideas of self-importance as
to be willing to grant America independence; if
that could ever be adopted, I shall despair of this
country being ever preserved froma state George of inferiority, and consequently falling
into a very low class among the European states. George III
Letter to Lord North,7 Mar.
Jazz is the result of the energy stored up in America. George Gershwin Quoted in D
Morgenstern Composers on Music (1958).
America I've given you all and now I'm nothing. Allen Ginsberg Howl and Other Poems,'America'.
America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel. Allen Ginsberg Howl and Other Poems,'America'.
I don't care if it doesn't make a nickel. I just
want every man, woman and child
in America to see it! Sam(uel) originally Schmuel Gelbfisz Goldwyn Of The BestYears of Our Lives. Quoted in Leslie
Filmgoer's and Video Viewer's Companion (9th edn, 1989).
It is clear that both England and America are now to be governed by the
mob. George Grenville On the repeal of the Stamp Act, Jul.
present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but
normalcy; not revolution but restoration. Warren G(amaliel) Harding Speech, Boston, Jun.
Clothes make the poor invisible too: America has the best-dressed
poverty the world has ever known. Michael Harrington The Other America: Poverty in the United States,
America is now
wholly given over to a dd mob of scribbling women. Nathaniel Hawthorne Quoted in Caroline Ticknor Hawthorne and His
Whoever the last true cowboy in America turns out to be, he's likely to
be an Indian. « William Least originally WilliamTrogdon Heat-Moon Blue Highways: A Journey Into America. historical setting, exploring the
conflict between the individual and humanity as a whole.
We declared war on America and Britain out of Our sincere desire to
ensure Japan's self-preservation and the stabilisation
of East Asia. Hirohito Declaration,15 Aug. Quoted in Edward Behr Hirohito
America came up with the idea of therapeutic avant- gardism, and built
museums in its name. These temples stood on two
pillars. The first was aestheticism The second was the
familiar one of social benefit. Robert Studley Forrest Hughes Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America.
beautiful, Let me sing of
thee; Burger King and Dairy
Queen From sea to shining
sea. Ada Louise ne e Landman Huxtable 'Goodbye History, Hello Hamburger', in the NewYork
Times, 21 Mar.
feel displaced when I'm back in America, like a visitor. I feel like if I
don't get a cup of tea I'm going to lose my mind. Chrissie Hynde In the Daily Telegraph,19 Apr.
While this America settles in the mould of its vulgarity, heavily thickening to
empire. (John) Robinson Jeffers Tamar and Other Poems,'Shine, Perishing Republic'.
want every family in America to have a carpet on the floor and a picture
on the wall. After bread, you've got to have a picture on
the wall. Lyndon B(aines) also called LBJ Johnson On visiting Pittsburgh's
Polish^Czech area. Quoted in Alistair Cooke The Americans
The Europeans have scarcely visited any coast, but
to gratify avarice,
and extend corruption; to arrogate dominion without
right, and practice cruelty without incentive But
there isreason to hopethat the light of the gospel will at
last illuminate the sands of Africa, and the deserts of America, though its
progress cannot but be slow when it is
so much obstructed by the lives of Christians. Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson Introduction to The World Displayed.
Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the
Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood. Erica ne e Mann Jong How To SaveYour Own Life.
Bodyand soul,Black America reveals the extreme questions of
contemporary life, questions of freedom and identity: How
can I be who I am? June Jordan 'Black Studies: Bringing Back the Person', in the
Evergreen Review, Oct.
No young American in uniform should ever be held hostage to
America's dependence on oil from the Middle East. John F Kerry Speech in New Hampshire, 27 Jan.
Only in America could a Don King happen. Don King Quoted in Colin
Jarman The Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).
King adopted 'Only in America'as a catchphrase, billing
himself as Don'Only in America' King.
When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words
of the Constitution and the Declaration of
Independence, they were signing a promissory note to
which every American was to fall heir America has
defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her
citizens of color are concerned. Martin LutherJr King Speech at the Lincoln Memorial, 28 Aug, during the
March on Washington.
We havecome to this hallowed spot to remind America of the
fierce urgency of now. Martin LutherJr King Speech at the Lincoln Memorial, 28 Aug, during the
March on Washington.
What the horses o' Kansas think to-day, the horses of America will think tomorrow;
an' Itell you that when the horses of America
rise in their might, the day o'the Oppressor is ended.
472 (Joseph) Rudyard Kipling The Day's Work,'A Walking Delegate'.
If you're going to America, bring your own food. Fran(ces Ann) Lebowitz Social Studies,'Fran Lebowitz's Travel Hints'.
How Bush and his junta succeeded in deflecting America's anger
from Bin Laden to Saddam Hussein is one of the great
public relations conjuring tricks in history. John pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell Le Carre In Time, 27 Jan.
In other countries, art and literature are left to a lot of shabby bums living
in attics and feeding on booze and spaghetti, but in
America the successful writer or picture-painter is
indistinguishable from any other decent business
man. (Harry) Sinclair Lewis Babbitt, ch.14.
Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country;
emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
(Harry) Sinclair Lewis Interview in Berlin, 29 Dec.
There won't be any revolution in America The people are all too
clean.Theyspend all their time changing their shorts and washing
themselves.You can't feel fierce and revolutionary in a
bathroom. Eric Robert Linklater Isadore. Juan in America, bk.5, pt.3.
Let us pick up again these lost strands and weave them again into the
fabric of Americasort out the music from the sounds and
again respond to the trumpet and the steady drum. EugeneJ(oseph) McCarthy Speech to Conference of Concerned Democrats, 2 Dec.
To care for the quarrels of the past, to identify oneself passionately with a
cause that became, politically speaking, a losing
cause with the birth of the modern world, is to
experience a kind of straining against reality, a rebellious
nonconformity that, again, is rare in America, where children are instructed in the virtues of the system they
live under, as though history had achieved a happy
ending in American civics. Joseph R(aymond) McCarthy Of Catholicism. Memories of a Catholic Girlhood,'To
Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort oftheliving
room.Vietnamwaslost inthe living rooms of America, not on the
battlefields of Vietnam. (Herbert) Marshall McLuhan
Quoted in the Montreal Gazette, May.
America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are
those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White
Protestantswho live inthe center, inthe serene eye of the
big wind. Norman Kingsley Mailer Advertisements for Myself,'Advertisement for
''Games and Ends'''.
In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent. Norman Kingsley Mailer The Presidential Papers, preface.
In America all too few blows are struck into flesh.We kill the spirit here, we
are experts at that.We use psychic bullets and kill
each other cell by cell. Norman Kingsley Mailer The Presidential Papers,'Fourth Presidential
So we thinkof Marilyn who was every man's love
affair with America,
Marilyn Monroe who was blonde and beautiful and had a
sweet little rinky-dink of a voice and all the cleanliness
of all the clean American backyards. Norman Kingsley Mailer Marilyn.
The true religion of America has always been
America. Norman Kingsley Mailer Interview in Time Out, 27 Sep^3 Oct.
If you're bornin Americawith a black skin, you're bornin prison. Malcolm X originally Malcolm Little Interview, Jun.
The future of America is based on one generation sacrificing for the
next. Alex Mayhew Quoted by David
Maraniss in CNBC broadcast,7 Mar1995. The phrase was
popularized by Mayhew's former student, Bill Clinton.
see America as a black curse upon the world. I see a long night settling
in and that mushroom which has poisoned the world
withering at the roots. Henry Valentine Miller Black Spring,'Third or Fourth Day of Spring'.
Nowhere have I encountered such a dull, monotonous fabric of life as
here in America. Here boredom reaches its peak. Henry Valentine Miller The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, preface.
Armed with a notebook, ingratiating grin and fine intelligence, he
grew to be a most discerning witness of America's most
distinctive rite, not just the election but the making of our
presidents. NewYorkTimes Of journalist Theodore H White.'Teddy White, the
Maker of Epics',
Here, of all her cities, throbbed the true lifethe
true power and spirit of
America; gigantic, crude with the crudityof youth,
disdaining rivalry; saneand healthyand vigorous; brutal in
its ambition, arrogant in the new- found knowledge of
its giant strength, prodigal of its wealth, infinite in
its desires. Frank Benjamin Franklin Norris Of Chicago. The Pit, ch.2.
don't think there's another person in America that wants to tell this
story as much as I do. Oliver North Invoking the Fifth Amendment at the House
Committee investigating arms
sales to Iran,10 Dec.
take to be the central fact to man born in America I spell it large because it comes large here. Large and without
mercy. Charles Olson SPACE1947 Call Me Ishmael, section1.
The best thing about the violence in Northern Ireland is that it's all so
ancient and honorable The Irish are in the same terrific
position as the Shiites in Lebanon, the peasants in El Salvador,
the blacks in America, the Jews in Palestine, the
Palestinians in Israel (and everybody everywhere, if you
read your history)enough barbarism has been
visited on the Irish to excuse all barbarities by the
Irish barbarians. P(atrick) J(ake) O'Rourke Holidays in Hell.
rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to
all the feelings of liberty, as voluntarily to
submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make
slaves of the rest. William, 1st Earl of Chatham known as the Elder Pitt
Speech to the House of Commons,14 Jan.
The spirit that now resists your taxation in America isthe same spirit
that established the great fundamental,
essential maxim of your libertiesthat no subject of England
shall betaxed but byhis ownconsent. The glorious spirit
of Whiggismanimates three million in America, who prefer
poverty with liberty to gilded chains and sordid
affluence; and who will die in defence of their rights as
men, as free men. William, 1st Earl of Chatham known as the Elder Pitt Speech to the House of Lords, 20 Jan.
You cannot conquer America. William, 1st Earl of Chatham known as the Elder Pitt Speech to the House of Lords,18 Nov.
All America is an insane asylum. Ezra Loomis Pound Quoted in Patricia
C Willis (ed) The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore (1986).
The mythical Americathat marvellous, heroic, sentimental
landwas an object of faith. It challenged you to make the
believer's leap over the rude facts at your feet. Jonathan Raban Hunting Mister Heartbreak, ch.2.
Hoo-doo, which in America flowered in New
Orleans, was an unorganized
religion without ego-games or death worship. Ishmael Scott Reed Yellow BackRadio BrokeDown,'V. A Jigsaw of a Last
springtime of America's cultural life, its itinerant folk artiststook
totheroad to record the life and times of a people.Perhaps never
again will we have an artistic record created in
such direct and unassuming terms. Winthrop Rockefeller On an exhibition of American folk art at the US
Embassy, London. In news
summaries, 31 Jan.
La visio n de una Ame rica deslatinizada por propia voluntad, sin la
extorsio n de la conquista, y regenerada luego a imagen y
semejanza del arquetipo del Norte, flota ya sobre los
suen os de muchos sinceros interesados por nuestro
porvenir Tenemos nuestra nordoman|a. Es necesario
oponerle los l|mites que la razo n y el sentimiento sen
alan. The vision of an
America de-Latinized of its own will, without threat of
conquest, and reconstituted in the image and likeness
of the North, now looms in the nightmares of many
who are genuinely concerned about our future
We have our USA-mania. It must be limited by the
boundaries our reason and sentiment jointly dictate. Jose Enrique Rodo Ariel (translated1922), pt.5.
America is deeply rooted in Negro culture: its colloquialisms, its humour, its music.How
ironic that the Negro, who more
than any other people can claim America's culture
as his own, is being persecuted and repressed, that the
Negro, who has exemplified the humanities in his
very existence, is being rewarded with inhumanity. Sonny (TheodoreWalter) Rollins Statement on sleeve of Freedom Suite.
Yesterday, December 7,1941a date which will live in infamythe United
States of America was suddenlyand deliberately
attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. Franklin D(elano) Roosevelt Address to Congress, 8 Dec, following theJapanese
attack on Pearl Harbor.
In America everything goes and nothing matters, while in Europe
nothing goes and everything matters. Philip Milton Roth Interview in Time, Nov.
[Charlton] Heston thinks America should arm its teachers; he seems
to believe that schools would be safer if staff had
the power to gun down children in their charge. (Ahmed) Salman Rushdie Step AcrossThis Line: Collected
meant to gather for America an undreamed-of collection of art
so great and complete that a trip to Europe would be superfluous. Aline Bernstein ne e Loucheim Saarinen On the philanthropist and collectorJohn Pierpont
Morgan. In Antiques, Oct.
In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of
history: in Britain, as an extension of conversation. Anthony (Terrell Seward) Sampson TheAnatomy of BritainToday, ch.9.
At last America is in my view; a dreary waste of white barren sand, and
melancholy, nodding pines. In the course of many
miles, no cheerful cottage has blest my eyes. All seems
dreary, savage and desert; and was it for this such sums of
money, such streams of British blood have been lavished away?
Oh, thou dear land, how dearly hast thou
purchased this habitation for bears and wolves. Dearly has
it been purchased, and at a price far dearer still it
will be kept. My heart dies within me, while I view it. Janet b.c.1730 Schaw c.1776 On her first sight of the country around Cape Fear. Journal of a Lady
of Quality; BeingtheNarrative of aJourney from Scotland to theWest Indies, North
Carolina, and Portugal, in
the years1774 to1776.
England and America are two countries divided by a common language. George Bernard Shaw Attributed.
Golf is to Fiji what cricket is to America. Vijay Singh In The Independent, 23 Dec.
recalled when I worked in the woods and the bars of
Madras,Oregon. That short-haired
joy and roughness Americayour
stupidity. I could almost love
you again. Gary Sherman Snyder Turtle Island,'I Went IntoThe Maverick Bar'.
In the United Statesthere ismorespace wherenobody is than where anybody
is. That is what makes America what it is. Gertrude Stein The Geographical History of America.
It will be
helpful in our mutual objective to allow every man in America to look hisneighbour inthe
faceand see a mannot a colour.
Adlai E(wing) Stevenson US Democratic politician, Governor of Illinois
(1948). He helped 1964 In the NewYorkTimes, 22 Jun.
In America, any boy may become president. I suppose that's just one of
the risks that he takes. Adlai E(wing) Stevenson Attributed.
America no longer lives behind its great wall. Economically,Genghis
Khan has arrived. Lester C(arl) Thurow Head to Head.
America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags
its tail, it knocks over a chair. Arnold Joseph Toynbee Letter, 26 Oct.
We are becoming an economic colony. America isup for sale.One percent of
Japan's manufacturing base is foreign-owned; 2
per cent of Germany's is; 3 per cent of France's.Ours is18
per cent and growing rapidly. Paul Efthemios Tsongas Quoted in the Los AngelesTimes,17 Mar.
Everybody in America is so money-hungry. It's like a rat race and even
when you win you're still a freaking rat. Mike Tyson In TheTimes, Dec 26.
America is a
vast conspiracy to make you happy. John Hoyer Updike Problems,'How to Love America and
Leave It at the Same Time'.
By the waters of Babylon we sit down and weep, when we think of
thee,OAmerica! Horace, 4th Earl of Orford Walpole Letter toWilliam Mason,12 Jun. In The
Correspondence of HoraceWalpole (Yale
Jazzcameto Americathreehundred years ago in chains. Paul Whiteman Jazz.
The youth of America istheir oldest tradition.It has been going on now for
three hundred years. Oscar Fingal O'FlahertieWills Wilde Lord Illingworth. AWoman of No Importance, act1.
America cannot be an ostrich, with its head in the
sand. (Thomas) Woodrow Wilson Speech, New Mexico,1 Feb.
People call meanidealist.That ishow Iknow that Iaman American. America
is the only idealistic nation in the world. (Thomas) Woodrow Wilson Speech, Sioux Falls, 8 Sep.
America has mitigated poverty by massively increasing pauperism. Adrian Wooldridge 'Damned Statistics', in theWall StreetJournal, 27
The boiling, churning caldron of America. James C,Jr Wright On the House of Representatives. In Life.
God's Crucible, the great Melting Pot where all the races of Europe are
melting and re-forming God is making the
American. Israel Zangwill The Melting Pot.