1. The American experience was unique in a number of ways.
2. The country was blessed by notable advantages—above all, by the fact that population was scare in relation to available resources.
3. It arose originally from a philosophical rather than an economic commitment...
4. In the record of his conflict, ideology has attracted some of the strongest intelligences mankind has produced...
5. In its finest hours, the US has, so to speak, risen above ideology
6.Thus simplified, the issue attracts simplistic solutions: reduce the number of people; limit their share of nature’s resources; protect all other species from the human marauder by endowing them with “rights.”
7. Indeed,the whole ideological enterprise contradicted Jefferson’s temper, which was basically flexible and experimental.
8. Indeed, I would suggest that we might well banish some overloaded words from intellectual discourse. These words no longer have clear meanings. They are sources of heat, not of light.
9. Her experiences, they may say, are amusing or diverting, certainly engrossing. In other words, the purpose of news should be to give people pleasure, at least to the extent that it takes their minds off their own troubles.
10. News, we might say,may be history in its first and best form,or the stuff of literature,or a record of the condition of a society,or the expression of things,but in its worst form it can also be mainly a ”filler”, a ”come-on” to keep the viewer’s attention until the commercials come.