Into the face of the young man?had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French.
As well as being a vulgar producer of her own spectacle, and an embarrassment to her family, Cindy Sheehan is at best a shifty fantasist.christopher hitchens
These are salient facts...in Muhammad ’s career. He too, founded a great religion , there are those who write of this evidently lustful and rather shifty leader as though he were a man to put beside Jesus of Nazareth or Gautama or Mani. But it surely manifests he was a being of a commoner clay; he was vain egotistical , tyrannous, and self deceiver; and it would throw all our history out of proportion if, out of an insincere deference to the possible Moslem reader, we were to present him in any other light .H. G. Wells, in "The Outline of History", in The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind, Volume 2, p.13
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