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In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning. A. E. Housman

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Wikileaks didn't help confidence with American administrations because of conversations made public so easily. Abdullah II of Jordan

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And as an American colleague said to me several months ago, he said, 'I think the challenge in Jordan - and, again, this is for the rest of the Middle East - we need to define what center is. And once we can define what center is to a Jordanian, then we can decide what's left and what's right of that. Abdullah II of Jordan

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When we try to push the envelope, there are certain sectors of society that say this is a Zionist plot to sort of destabilize our country, or this is an American agenda. Abdullah II of Jordan

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There's nothing more American than movies. Adam McKay

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If you look at the best-seller list for American fiction, they're all sequels to detective stories or stories about hunting serial killers. That's what's called American fiction these days. Albert Brooks

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The fact that we haven't faced another major terrorist attack on American soil since Sept. 11 is a very significant achievement, and one that's easy to forget - it's the dog that doesn't bark. Alex Berenson

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In the short run, using militias might be the quickest and easiest way to improve order on Iraq's streets and uproot the terrorists and guerrillas who routinely attack American troops and civilian targets. Alex Berenson

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For value investors, General Motors is a tempting target. The company's share of the North American auto market has steadily declined for two decades, and analysts say the company suffers from weak management and unexciting cars. Alex Berenson

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The American pledge not to negotiate with terrorists has been honored more in the breach than the observance from the moment President Ronald Reagan made it. Alex Berenson

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As a reporter, I embedded for modest stints with American soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq. When I'm asked about those experiences, I always say - and mean - that we civilians don't deserve the soldiers we have. Alex Berenson

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The Wahhabists are the boogeymen, the guys who will chop the head off any American they catch. And they will destroy Iraq without a second thought if they believe that the instability will benefit them. Alex Berenson

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An American parliamentary system with proportional representation wouldn't immediately or inexorably lead to a flourishing social democracy, but it would at least correct the overrepresentation of an ideological minority and cut down on intentional tactical economic sabotage. Alex Pareene

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Please don't begin to believe that the American political establishment is anything but a corrupt puppet of oligarchy. Alex Pareene

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American politicians are responsive almost solely to the interests and desires of their rich constituents and interest groups that primarily represent big business. Alex Pareene

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We're getting the sort of 'compromise' American politics specializes in: the one where things are intentionally made worse for most people in the hopes that if things are made bad enough, the other side will cave. Alex Pareene

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The Narrator of 'A Sport and a Pastime' is an American photographer living in a borrowed house in what he calls 'the real France,' Autun, a small town where he hopes to take some career-changing photographs in the spirit of Atget. Alexander Chee

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I'm the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily over the removal of a vice president and a president. Alexander Haig

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On American TV, there just aren't a lot of female leads in comedy, especially at the peak of all the Judd Apatow stuff. Alia Shawkat

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American shows can go on for 20 years. I respond more to the British format. Three seasons is a long run for them to tell a story. Alia Shawkat

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William Maxwell's my favorite North American writer, I think. And an Irish writer who used to write for 'The New Yorker' called Maeve Brennan, and Mary Lavin, another Irish writer. There were a lot of writers that I found in 'The New Yorker' in the Fifties who wrote about the same type of material I did - about emotions and places. Alice Munro

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But to make a holiday record that involves favorite American songs and then also get to sing about Jesus birth, it just seemed like a real easy, subtle way to combine a couple of things that I love. Amy Grant

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Look at 'American Idol,' which I don't look at. Those winners haven't become household names except for Jennifer Hudson, and she was a reject. You can't aim to be a household name. You just have to be successful. Andre Leon Talley

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One of Obama's first major acts as president was to sign the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and some of the money in that bill went to Saft. Andrew Ross Sorkin

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With a film, you try to keep your vision in it. I think with 'The American' and 'Control' I managed to do that. Anton Corbijn

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I'm an American TV show buff. I can watch them nonstop for days. Anushka Sharma

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The focus of our public discourse has been on how American companies are competing with Japanese, German, and other foreign companies. What this allows us to ignore is how each of those American companies is really in competition with the families of the workers. That's the real competition. Arlie Russell Hochschild

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My goal in Korea is to win. There's no timetable when to set the American record. Ashton Eaton

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I definitely have an affection for detective fiction, and when I first read Dashiell Hammett's 'The Maltese Falcon,' that book and its author made an enormous impression on me as a reader and a writer, and led me to other hard-boiled American writers like Raymond Chandler and Ross McDonald, among many. Avi

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It is unacceptable that a senator or a representative in the American House of Representatives assist Afghanistan during the war and meet with Bin Laden and al-Qaeda leaders, express his support for their war against the U.S., and be allowed to return to serve in Congress. Avigdor Lieberman

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