„It was not our right to have become the world's bully and start this war in the first place.“

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Harry Browne photo

„When will we learn that we can't allow our politicians to bully the world without someone bullying back eventually?“

—  Harry Browne American politician and writer 1933 - 2006

“When Will We Learn?”, posted one day after 9/11, Antiwar.com, (Sept. 12, 2001).

Ernest King photo

„It is no easy matter in a global war to have the right materials in the right places at the right times in the right quantities.“

—  Ernest King United States Navy admiral, Chief of Naval Operations 1878 - 1956

First Report, p. 36
U.S. Navy at War, 1941-1945: Official Reports to the Secretary of the Navy (1946)

Michael Chabon photo
Samuel P. Huntington photo

„In the post-Cold War world, for the first time in history, global politics has become multipolar and multicivilizational.“

—  Samuel P. Huntington American political scientist 1927 - 2008

Fonte: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996), Ch. 1: The New Era in World Politics, § 2 : A Multipolar, Multicivilizational World
Contexto: In the post-Cold War world, for the first time in history, global politics has become multipolar and multicivilizational. During most of human existence, contacts between civilizations were intermittent or nonexistent. Then, with the beginning of the modern era, about A. D. 1500, global politics assumed two dimensions. For over four hundred years, the nation states of the West — Britain, France, Spain, Austria, Prussia, Germany, the United States, and others — constituted a multipolar international system within Western civilization and interacted, competed, and fought wars with each other. At the same time, Western nations also expanded, conquered, colonized, or decisively influenced every other civilization. During the Cold War global politics became bipolar and the world was divided into three parts. A group of mostly wealthy and democratic societies, led by the United States, was engaged in a pervasive ideological, political, economic, and, at times, military competition with a group of somewhat poorer communist societies associated with and led by the Soviet Union. Much of this conflict occurred in the Third World outside these two camps, composed of countries which often were poor, lacked political stability, were recently independent, and claimed to be nonaligned.
In the late 1980s the communist world collapsed, and the Cold War international system became history. In the post-Cold War world, the most important distinctions among peoples are not ideological, political, or economic. They are cultural. Peoples and nations are attempting to answer the most basic question humans can face: Who are we? And they are answering that question in the traditional way human beings have answered it, by reference to the things that mean most to them. People define themselves in terms of ancestry, religion, language, history, values, customs, and institutions. They identify with cultural groups: tribes, ethnic groups, religious communities, nations, and, at the broadest level, civilizations. People use politics not just to advance their interests but also to define their identity. We know who we are only when we know who we are not and often only when we know whom we are against.
Nation states remain the principal actors in world affairs. Their behavior is shaped as in the past by the pursuit of power and wealth, but it is also shaped by cultural preferences, commonalities, and differences. The most important groupings of states are no longer the three blocs of the Cold War but rather the world’s seven or eight major civilizations. Non-Western societies, particularly in East Asia, are developing their economic wealth and creating the basis for enhanced military power and political influence. As their power and self-confidence increase, non-Western societies increasingly assert their own cultural values and reject those “imposed” on them by the West.

Hans Fritzsche photo

„We Germans carried our hatred from the First World War to the Second World War, and now you are about to carry the hatred about the murder of 5 million people on to another World War.“

—  Hans Fritzsche German Nazi official 1900 - 1953

To Leon Goldensohn, April 6, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" - by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004

Stan Lee photo

„As comics writers we had to have villains in our stories. And once World War II started, the Nazis gave us the greatest villains in the world to fight against. It was a slam dunk.“

—  Stan Lee American comic book writer 1922 - 2018

How the Jews Created the Comic Book Industry Part I: The Golden Age (1933-1955) Reform Judaism http://reformjudaismmag.net/03fall/comics.shtml (2003)

Haruki Murakami photo
Langston Hughes photo
Chester W. Nimitz photo

„The enemy of our games was always Japan, and the courses were so thorough that after the start of World War II, nothing that happened in the Pacific was strange or unexpected.“

—  Chester W. Nimitz United States Navy fleet admiral 1885 - 1966

On his training for warfare in the Pacific at the Naval War college in 1922, as quoted at The American Experience (PBS) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/macarthur/peopleevents/pandeAMEX90.html

„I lived in the first century of world wars.“

—  Muriel Rukeyser poet and political activist 1913 - 1980

The Speed of Darkness (1968)
Contexto: I lived in the first century of world wars.
Most mornings I would be more or less insane.

William Carlos Williams photo

„The War is the first and only thing in the world today.“

—  William Carlos Williams American poet 1883 - 1963

Introduction http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/essay/237888
The Wedge (1944)
Contexto: The War is the first and only thing in the world today.
The arts generally are not, nor is this writing a diversion from that for relief, a turning away. It is the war or part of it, merely a different sector of the field.

Ilana Mercer photo
Ronald Reagan photo

„The only way there could be war is if they start it; we're not going to start a war.“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004

Declaring what he would tell Yuri Andropov, head of the Soviet Union, were he in the room; in an interview http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1983/120683c.htm for People magazine (12 June 1983)
1980s, First term of office (1981–1985)

V.S. Naipaul photo
Jacque Fresco photo
William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim photo
Marcus Sakey photo
Seishirō Itagaki photo

„It is a place rich in natural resources, having everything we need for national defense, a crucial place for the empire's self-reliance. The place is crucial too for our wars with China, Russia, and the U. S.“

—  Seishirō Itagaki Japanese general 1885 - 1948

About sending troops to China's northeast. March 1931, from speech entitled "Manchuria and Mongolia from the Military Point of View". Quoted in "China in the World Anti-Fascist War" by Peng Xunhou - Page 23 - 2005.

„Dempsey, great start here. Can Clint Dempsey score? He has! The U. S. ahead! Incredibly, within seconds! Now that, is dreamland! Clint Dempsey becomes the first American to score at three different World Cups!“

—  Ian Darke British association football and boxing commentator 1950

Ghana v. United States http://www.listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=gQC2SusDfIw (16 June 2014).
2010s, 2014, 2014 FIFA World Cup

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