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And while pictures of leaders embracing are great and make people feel good, people have to ask themselves, Are these meetings really making us safer as a country , or are they not?  The real question for the President is, Are we going to pretend they got rid of [the nuclear threat], or are we going to make certain that whatever agreement is reached, this will not be a threat to the American people or to U.S. allies?
  —  Victor Cha
Quoted by: Joseph Hincks
In his interview article: “Korea expert Victor Cha on the big summit
Appearing in:  Time Magazine, 18 June 2018
[The italics in the above quote were added by me and do not appear in the original article.  —  KMAB]
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International relations are not a poker game.  In a world of “every nation for itself”  —  a G-zero world  —  it’s harder than ever to accomplish anything ambitions without allies.  Trump’s indiscriminate use of “I dare you to fight” tactics with friends and foes alike is eroding not only traditional alliances but also the institutions those alliances have sustained over many decades.  Over the long term, that’s bad for the U.S. and bad for the world.
  —  Ian Bremmer
From and opinion article titled:  “The Limits of Being the World’s Bully
Appearing in Time Magazine, 18 June 2018
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But we all know in our hearts that mere repetition and decibel level is no way to truth.
Part of the controversy hinges on the difference between discovery and invention.  To me, science and math are ultimately about undiscovered continents: things that really do exist, although we might not yet know about them.  The example that I often use is trilobites in the Cambrian period, more than 500 million years ago.  Did trilobites know the value of pi?  I think not.  Did any living creature in the Cambrian know the value of pi?  No.  But did pi exist with the same value that we know of today?  Yes.
Truth is all around us.  We just have to look for it.  This task  —  is mankind’s most noble activity.  We give up on it at our peril.
  —  Errol Morris
From his editorial:  “Why Donald Trump can’t kill the truth
Which appeared in Time Magazine, dtd: 11 June 2018
[The title for this post is a quote from Lewis Carroll’s poem “The Hunting of the Snark“.  It also appears in the text of Morris’ opinion piece.  —  KMAB]
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“I’m plugging away, not fading away,” Hirono says.
If Trump’s presidency has renewed her sense of purpose, it has not instill a love for political combat.  “I never refer to what I do as my career.  What kind of career is it that you have to run for office every two years and go out there and ask total strangers to support you?” she asks.  “It’s what I do.  It’s my service.”
So why not retire?
“One person can make a difference,” Hirono says.  “My mom changed my life by bringing me to this country.”  Plus, she says, the President needs a counterbalance.  “The battles that we win,” she says, “never stay won.”
Senator Mazie Hirono
As quoted by Philip Elliott in his article: “Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono is the Senate’s only immigrant and a thorn in the President’s side
Appearing in: Time Magazine
28 May 2018
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As militant as anybody chooses to be on any subject, so shall I be on my right to healthy skepticism.  Skepticism is more necessary and valuable than any blind belief anybody has about anything.
  —  Sean Penn
Quoted in the article: “8 Questions
Written by: Nate Hopper
Time Magazine, dtd: 2 April 2018
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Here is what I have learned about race:  You can’t go over it.  You can’t go under it.  You can’t go around it.  You have to go through it.
When we testify in court, we swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.  This is important, because anything but the whole truth and nothing but the truth will lead us astray.  Yet that is the story of American history that most of us know, particularly as it relates to race.  To move forward, we must commit to tell the whole truth about our past.  To move forward, we must find that new space on race here; a zone of belief that holds promise for a nation committed to justice for all of our people, making right what we have failed to do and insisting that we will do what it takes to reach the next threshold for humankind.
   —  Mitch Landrieu
Mayor of New Orleans, LA
From his editorial: “Repairing the story of race in the South
Appearing in Time Magazine, dtd: 2 April 2018
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Four days before Trump’s isolationist Inaugural Address, Xi made his first trip to the gathering of the globalist elite at Davos.  “We should commit ourselves to growing an open global economy,” he said.  “Pursuing protectionism is like locking oneself in a dark room.  While wind and rain may be kept outside, that dark room will also block light and air.”
   —  Xi Jinping
China’s Chairman of the Communist Party
Quoted by: Karl Vick and Charlie Campbell
In their article: “China’s Leader Vies For Global Dominance
Time Magazine, dtd: 17 December 2017
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