"Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin
"Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" by Jon Meachem
"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Frank Sinatra. Coldplay. Taylor Swift.
"Some may belittle politics but we who are engaged in it know that it is where people stand tall. Although I know that it has many harsh contentions, it is still the arena that sets the heart beating a little faster. If it is, on occasions, the place of low skulduggery, it is more often the place for the pursuit of noble causes."
-- Rt. Hon. Tony Blair at his final Prime Minister's Questions, on politics
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"This is your full quote:
For a local example of how racist attitudes drove the Leave vote, AOM's own Joker/Chistoso is absolutely jumping for joy that the Leave side prevailed.
There is a vast difference in implications from what you wrote…"
""there are actually official campaign groups for the referendum, and Nigel Farage was in fact the founding member of one of them, Grassroots Out. This would seem to make him, in fact, an official Leave leader."
Maybe the next time…"
"You said "racist attitudes drove Leave". It seems you have a different idea of what the "essence" of a movement is than everyone else. And now you're insulting us for your inability to communicate your thoughts clearly. Good…"
"Okay - I keep saying this but apparently it's not getting through and it's a bit frustrating: I am not claiming that Leave is, at its essence, racist. If this continues to be misunderstood, I have vastly overestimated the literacy of some…"
"According to the article you posted, Farange created his own splinter movement. He was not part of the official Leave leadership. Therefore you cannot claim that Leave is a racist movement simply based on Farange's involvement."
"You didn't provide any evidence to neutralize -- specific or otherwise. You repeated the same broad claim several times.
If you're calling my post praeteritio, you didn't understand it. That's used to say something is…"