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There’s a way in which these guys all think absolutely media, day and night. Access is what it’s all about, so they spin 24 hours…
I was with the U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on the day that Srebrenica fell, which happened to be a huge historical turning point in the…
There are lots of nations in the world or national peoples who don’t yet have states. They’re inside someone else’s state and they want a…
We wanted this war and now we’ve got it, and I’m not sure that we know what to do with it.
It’s good for people to believe in causes larger than themselves.
I think no one could have made peace in Bosnia besides Holbrooke.
What we want is to become masters in our own house.
There’s a civic nationalism in Britain and dozens of other countries.
How do you keep war accountable to the American people when war becomes invisible and virtual?
There’s a financial cost, but the only costs that are ever real are the costs of our soldiers.
There’s intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism.
The wars of the future will be fought by computer technicians and by lawyers and high-altitude specialists, and that may mean war will be increasingly…
Your generation and mine have had very little real experience; we’ve been severed from the direct experience of war by some very good things. By…
Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic composition is taken for granted.
All war aims for impunity.
I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
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