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"Radical politics tend to be simple minded." - Israel Horovitz

"The welfare system is the breeding ground of crime, addiction and radical politics." - James Cook

"Governments do not like to face radical remedies; it is easier to let politics predominate." - Barbara Tuchman

"Radical Chic... is only radical in Style; in its heart it is part of Society and its tradition- Politics, like Rock, Pop, and Camp, has its uses." - Tom Wolfe

"[Radical leftist] are never been a majority. We just fell for one of the greatest illusions in modern politics." - Rush Limbaugh

"The best politics is no politics." - Henry M Jackson

"Politics makes strange postmasters." - Kin Hubbard

"Politics is cyclical." - Darrell Issa

"Architecture is politics." - Mitchell Kapor

"Country comes before politics." - Jerry Springer

"Politics makes me sick." - William Howard Taft

"Politics is compromise." - Paddy Ashdown

"I'm not into politics." - David Stern

"I have had the advantage of a radical Christian upbringing" - Tony Benn

"A radical is one who speaks the truth." - Charles August Lindbergh

"I think about Marvin Gaye and 'Sexual Healing.' What a radical idea that sex was healing. I learned my politics through that music." - Eve Ensler

"We [he and his wife Trish Van Devere] don't talk politics. I'm an independent conservative; she's a radical Democrat. We never vote together." - George C Scott

"Frankly, sex work and stripping is very good if you have radical politics. You can go to meetings all night long." - Amber Hollibaugh

"Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society." - Pope John Paul Ii

"I really believe in the radical viewpoint. And I have always believed that one's politics and the character of his particular work are inseparable." - Whitfield Diffie

"My politics were really radical when I was younger, and then I moderated like everyone else does when they start having kids." - Steve Earle

"I had been a radical, a left-wing politico, and meeting the Indian people made me realize that the politics of the left and the right were so much less important than the politics of the heart and the spirit." - Larry Brilliant

"The ultimate goal of radical politics is gradually to displace the limit of social exclusions, empowering the excluded agents (sexual and ethnic minorities) by creating marginal spaces in which they can articulate and question their identity. Radical politics thus becomes an endless mocking parody and provocation, a gradual process of reidentification in which there are not final victories and ultimate demarcations" - Slavoj Zizek

"we cannot cure the evils of politics with politics ..." - Anais Nin

"My politics is my religion, my religion is my politics." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you." - Ralph Nader

"Politics as battle has given way to politics as spectacle." - Ronald Steel

"Politics makes strange post-masters." - Kin Hubbard

"Politics is downstream from culture." - Andrew Breitbart

"Local politics matters a lot." - Van Jones

"Politics: a Trojan horse race" - Stanislaw Lec

"My cock doesn't talk politics." - S.A. Sachs

"Good government is good politics." - Richard J Daley

"Liberalism is Rationalism in politics." - Francis Parker Yockey

"Politics is not about power." - Paul Wellstone

"In politics nothing is contemptible." - Benjamin Disraeli

"I am interested in politics." - Dave Mustaine

"A very small number of non-Christians, including those with radical anti-Christian agendas, have been able to control and manipulate the civil politics of America with little or no opposition." - Rick Scarborough

"Minority conservatives hold a special place of gutter contempt in the minds of unhinged liberals, who can never accept the radical concept of a person of color rejecting identity politics." - Michelle Malkin

"One of the reasons MSNBC is plummeting is that I, not long ago, refused to play any content from them. I figured, why? I mean, it's genuine depraved partisan politics insanity, genuine extremist radical ignoramuses on that network." - Rush Limbaugh

"We live in a country where there is a lot of animosity. If your politics is radical it antagonises. People might think I am overconfident. I look petulant when I stand my ground." - Owen Jones

"A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted-in the air." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"Radical transformation of society requires personal and spiritual change first or at least simultaneously" - Sulak Sivaraksa

"Lukewarm people call 'radical' what Jesus expected of all His followers." - Francis Chan

"I am still radical!" - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"I'm not radical." - Jack Kevorkian

"I am a radical." - Carter G Woodson

"Politics is made up largely of irrelevancies." - Dalton Camp

"Politics is more difficult than physics." - Albert Einstein

"There are no personal sympathies in politics." - Margaret Thatcher

"Politics is largely a matter of heart." - Rab Butler

"History without politics descends to mere Literature." - John Robert Seeley

"Politics is history in the making." - Adolf Hitler

"Good politics are often inextricably intertwined." - Mo Udall

"Money was the manure of politics ..." - Barbara Mertz

"The movies were custard compared to politics...." - Nancy Reagan

"Politics always change. Stories never do." - Stephen King

"My only politics have been friendship." - Jean Cocteau

"Common Lisp is politics, not art." - Scott Fahlman

"Politics is activity in relation to power" - Francis Parker Yockey

"Politics matters. Ideas matter. Democracy matters." - Jack Layton

"Berlusconi's politics as Fede is information." - Antonio Di Pietro

"Politics,' he says, 'ain't bean bag." - Finley Peter Dunne

"Here we are the way politics ought to be in America, the politics of happiness, the politics of purpose, and the politics of joy." - Hubert Humphrey

"Islam is politics or it is nothing." - Ruhollah Khomeini

"Politics have no relation to morals." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"Politics is activity in relation to power." - Francis Parker Yockey

"I'm not in the business of politics." - Abby Wambach

"You should never ask actors about politics." - Liev Schreiber

"In politics stupidity is not a handicap." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"There is no gambling like politics." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Finality is not the language of politics." - Benjamin Disraeli

"I haven't been very active in politics." - Clint Eastwood

"The essential ingredient of politics is timing." - Pierre Trudeau

"Politics itself is not sacred any more." - Donald Tusk

"You never know what'll happen in politics." - Claire Mccaskill

"Politics is largely a matter of heart." - R A Butler

"I didn't grow up in politics." - Richard Mourdock

"Modern systematic politics, whether liberal, conservative, radical, or socialist, simply has to be rejected from a standpoint that owes genuine allegiance to the tradition of the virtues; for modern politics itself expresses in its institutional forms a systematic rejection of that tradition" - Alasdair MacIntyre

"Life didn't just happen to them. They experienced life at a deeper level than I had ever experienced it. I had been a radical, a left-wing politico, and meeting the Indian people made me realize that the politics of the left and the right were so much less important than the politics of the heart and the spirit." - Larry Brilliant

"When politics are used to allocate resources, the resources all end up being allocated to politics." - P. J. O'Rourke

"The first thing to say about politics is that politics is not the first thing." - Richard John Neuhaus

"Politics didn't lead me to working people. Working people led me into politics." - Barack Obama

"Those against politics are in favor of the politics inflicted upon them." - Bertolt Brecht

"History is but past politics and... politics are but present history." - Edward Augustus Freeman

"Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed." - Mao Tse-Tung

"I don't know anything about politics. I wouldn't put too much into my prediction on politics." - Norm Macdonald

"I feel at some point that the farm state politics will overwhelm the Florida politics." - Jeff Flake

"The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency." - Theodore Roosevelt

"If compassion and mercy are not compatible with politics then something is the matter with politics." - Gerald R Ford

"Politics and more politics - that's how you work towards the building of agreements." - Enrique Pena Nieto

"People are very interested in politics, they just don't like it labelled politics." - Douglas Hurd

"We must recognize that we can't solve our problems now until there is a radical redistribution of economic and political power.... a radical restructuring of the architecture of American society." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Be as radical as Reality." - Vladimir Lenin

"There is no one so radical as a man-servant whose freedom of the champagne bin has been interfered with." - Tom Stoppard

"Radical surgery is never fun." - Brent Spiner

"Radical Muslims fly planes into buildings. Radical Christians kill abortion doctors. Radical Atheists write books." - Hemant Mehta

"When you mix fashion and politics, you get fascism. Politics have fashion, and it's bad; fashion has politics, that are ugly." - Nate Lowman

"The oldest philosophy in the world is conservatism, and I go clear back to the first Greeks. ... When you say 'radical right' today, I think of these moneymaking ventures by fellows like Pat Robertson and others who are trying to take the Republican Party away from the Republican Party, and make a religious organization out of it. If that ever happens, kiss politics goodbye." - Barry Goldwater

"Is not every man sometimes a radical in politics? Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious. They are conservatives after dinner, or before taking their rest; when they are sick, or aged. In the morning, or when their intellect or their conscience has been aroused; when they hear music, or when they read poetry, they are radicals." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If the masses started to accept UFOs, it would profoundly affect their attitude towards life, politics, everything. It would threaten the status quo. Whenever people come to realize that there are larger considerations than their own petty lives, they are ripe to make radical changes on a personal level, which would eventually lead to a political revolution in society as a whole" - John Lennon

"The idea of the Overton Window of using people on the political fringe to change the terms of acceptable debate, that`s an idea that`s been hugely influential in conservative politics since Joseph P. Overton thought it up, making radical ideas seem acceptable by advocating for the unthinkable." - Rachel Maddow

"Jonathan Meese is not interested in the history of reality. Everything radical and precisely graphic is sustainable. Human ideologies like religions and politics are based on the past and therefore irrelevant to art. Art always transforms radicalism of the past into the future. Art is always the total time machine. Jonathan Meese is interested in the history of the future. Art is never nostalgic." - Jonathan Meese

"The rise of the punishing state and the governing-through-crime youth complex throughout American society suggests the need for a politics that not only negates the established order but imagines a new one, one informed by a radical vision in which the future does not imitate the present." - Henry Giroux

"A typical vice of American politics - the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues, and the announcement of radical policies with much sound and fury, and at the same time with a cautious accompaniment of weasel phrases each of which sucks the meat out of the preceding statement." - Theodore Roosevelt

"When you say radical right today, I think of these moneymaking ventures by fellows like Pat Robertson and others who are trying to take the Republican Party away from the Republican Party, and make a religious organization out of it. If that ever happens, kiss politics goodbye." - Barry Goldwater

"A typical vice of American politics the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues, and the announcement of radical policies with much sound and fury, and at the same time with a cautious accompaniment of weasel phrases each of which sucks the meat out of the preceding statement." - Theodore Roosevelt

"My mother saw nothing inconsistent in her traditional desire to look after her husband and children and her radical politics. She began her civil rights work before most people had ever heard the word 'feminism,'and in those early years, she was focused on racial justice." - Ezekiel Emanuel

"My mother saw nothing inconsistent in her traditional desire to look after her husband and children and her radical politics. She began her civil rights work before most people had ever heard the word 'feminism,' and in those early years, she was focused on racial justice." - Ezekiel Emanuel

"It's interesting how people who were once fairly radical can become, later in life, kind of conservative, and not just in terms of politics - how, if you're an artist, you can start out being somewhat avant-garde and then end up doing landscapes." - Richard Prince

"In politics, Joseph Smith was something of a radical. He preached, instead of democracy, a version of theocratic rule within a framework given by his own prophetic leadership. At Nauvoo, Smith affected a Napoleonic uniform and made himself into a general and quasi king of the polity he had constituted." - Noah Feldman

"It's interesting how people who were once fairly radical can become, later in life, kind of conservative and not just in terms of politics - how if you're an artist, you can start out being somewhat avant-garde and then end up doing landscapes. Sometimes the opposite can happen, but it's usually the other way around." - Richard Prince

"From politics it was an easy step to silence." - Jane Austen

"You cannot adopt politics as a profession and remain honest." - Ambrose Bierce

"Reforms often fail because politics favors symbols over substance." - Michael J. Schmoker

"... privacy is ... connected to a politics of domination." - Bell Hooks

"Work is pushing matter around. Politics is pushing people around." - Thomas Szasz

"If politics were a musical, it would be "Promises, Promises"." - Ronald Reagan

"Everything begins in mysticism and ends in politics." - Charles Peguy

"In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in folly." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Politics is the most concentrated expression of economics." - Vladimir Lenin

"There are no friends at cards or world politics" - Finley Peter Dunne

"You can't get rich in politics unless you're a crook." - Harry S Truman

"Morality must guide calculation, and calculation must guide politics." - Madame De Stael

"entirely new concepts are very rare in politics ..." - Hannah Arendt

"I do not sing politics. I merely sing the truth." - Miriam Makeba

"Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"Politics is not about justice, but about solutions." - Khem Veasna

"Washington D.C. politics is like Hollywood for ugly people." - Ted Cruz

"The idea of politics is in need of defence." - Bob Rae

"Politics, n: [Poly many + tics blood-sucking parasites]" - Larry Hardiman

"Writing is the continuation of politics by other means." - Philippe Sollers

"...from politics, it was an easy step to silence." - Jane Austen

"That's insane, Lanier said. Not very. It's politics." - Greg Bear

"Where there is politics or economics, there is no morality." - Friedrich Schlegel

"In politics the middle way is none at all." - John Adams

"A week is a long time in politics." - Ted Baillieu

"I never saw anything funnier than Texas politics." - Molly Ivins

"Politics is a potent way to empower women." - Preneet Kaur

"Politics is a love-hate relationship. I sure know that." - Richard Lamm

"In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always." - Walter Savage Landor

"Crime does not pay as well as politics." - Alfred Newman

"Politics may come and go, but Greed goes on forever." - Vernor Vinge

"Politics is the art of controlling your environment." - Hunter S Thompson

"The environment has fallen to the wayside in politics." - Craig Venter

"Literature has to serve as a moral control of politics." - Yevgeny Yevtushenko

"Politics will sooner or later make fools of everybody." - Dick Armey

"Politics is about putting yourself in a state of grace." - Paddy Ashdown

"Partisan politics has no place in the classroom." - Juan Cole

"I never let my politics supersede my manners." - Darren Criss



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