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Empire vs. Empiricism
What, Me Reality?

A scattering of connected quotations


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• Ron Suskind, "Without a Doubt," The New York Times, 17oct2004 (for skipping annoying newspaper registration requirements, you'll find valid registrations at
• George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949), pp. 35, 36, 268-9.
• Leo Strauss, Natural Right and History, pp. 172, 173.
• Hermann Rauschning, The Voice of Destruction (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1940), p. 227 (Himmler quotation).
• Ignatius de Loyola, The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, trans. Anthony Mottola (1533; rpt. New York: Image Books, 1964), p. 141.
• George Orwell, "Looking Back on the Spanish War" in My Country Right or Left (1940-1943): The Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters of George Orwell, ed. Sonia Orwell and Ian Angus, vol. II (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1968), pp. 256-257, 259.
• Richard Kenin and Justin Wintle, Dictionary of Biographical Quotation (London: Dorset Press, 1989), p. 211 (Rosebury's quotation re: Oliver Cromwell).
• Santayana: New Republic, 01jan1916.

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