column-workWe cooperate effectively with strangers because we believe in things like gods, nations, money and human rights. Yet none of these things exists outside the stories that people invent and tell one another. There are no gods in the universe, no nations, no money and no human rights–except in the common imagination of human beings.  –Yuval Noah Harari

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired littlegirlatfigmentsignifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.  This world in arms is not spending money alone.  It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.   –Dwight D. Eisenhower

Travel is fatal to Wallace-Flores-Pic-of-the-Week - under 125prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.

–Mark Twain

can't censor the peopleVoice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. It is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.

–Hermann Göring (leading member of the Nazi Party during WWII)