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Neither Johnson nor his party nor the government as a whole were willing to raise, train, equip, and then send Vietnam sufficient manpower to do the job.

The American Constitution is the greatest governing document, and at some 7,000 words, just about the shortest.

There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors.

I'm no politician. I'm an historian who has learned through a lifetime of studying that nothing in the world beats universal education.

The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.

Immigrants do more than help us win our wars, or set up cleaning shops or ethnic restaurants.

Andrew Johnson was a Southerner generally who proclaimed that his native state of Tennessee was a country for white men.

I was taught by professors who had done their schooling in the 1930s. Most of them were scornful of, even hated, big business.

Nixon regarded himself as having been cheated by life. He never got my vote.

The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed.

We are part of a country that outshines those that have gone before us and most of those in existence today.

Washington's character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice.

The number one secret of being a successful writer is this: marry an English major.

It would not be possible to praises nurses too highly.

The Canadians have managed to live peacefully with their Indians. It is disgrace that the United States has not done the same.

Custer had dead heroes. Crazy Horse had only live ones.

You don't hate history, you hate the way it was taught to you in high school.

Crazy Horse saw history as integrated in the present, incorporated into daily life.

As to the Indians, the guiding principle was, promise them anything just so long as they get out of the way.

History is everything that has ever happened.