"As a soldier, I survived World War I when most of my comrades did not."
"What charitable 1 percenters can't do is assume responsibility - America's national responsibilities: the care of its sick and its poor, the education of its young, the repair of its failing infrastructure, the repayment of its staggering war debts."
"Really, when it comes to gay rights, there's two wars going on. The first war is political. But the culture war is over."
"Moreover, war has become a thing potentially so terrible and destructive that it should have been the common aim of statesmen to put an end to it forever."
"The War on Drugs employs millions - politicians, bureaucrats, policemen, and now the military - that probably couldn't find a place for their dubious talents in a free market, unless they were to sell pencils from a tin cup on street corners."
"World War II has always been of great interest to me. I've known for decades that it was just one more war the politicians suckered us into."
"We have long possessed the art of war and the science of war, which have been evolved in the minutest detail."
"Part of what I loved - and love - about being around older people is the tangible sense of history they embody. I'm interested in military history, for instance, because both my grandfathers fought in World War II. I'm interested in writing because one of those grandfathers wrote books."
"It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me."
"It is inhuman to continue a war which could easily be ended."