ZZ Packer

ZZ Packer

"I think people tend to racialize, and in some contexts that is necessary. In the context of just being human and falling in love and all of the things that human beings do, I don't necessarily think it should erupt. It's a horrible thing when it does because it means that the racists have won."

Alston Chase

Alston Chase

"As I looked at Kaczynski and his thinking, what I saw was this pattern that seemed strikingly similar of that of terrorists—virtually every form from the KKK to bin Laden. And one has this very historical sense, the sense that they see themselves as players in history."

“The War Prayer” by Mark Twain

It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping, the bunched firecrackers hissing and spluttering; on every hand and far down the receding and fading

Tom Paine

Tom Paine

"I always knew I wanted to be a writer. I wish it hadn't been, but it was struggle to decide to do it. It never really was a question in some sense. I just wish I knew it wasn't a question."

Peter Singer

Peter Singer

"I find Americans are not good at self-criticism as a society, as a nation. They have real difficulty in seeing how the rest of the world sees them in taking a kind of independent stance. And there's a sort of suffocating patriotic assumption that if you criticize America that you are some how being unpatriotic."

David Liss

David Liss

"I was a victim of the American cultural myth that genius requires no work. That if you have to work at something then you are not really gifted at it."

Keyword Haiku

An archive of little poems we formed by mashing together keyword searches leading to identitytheory.com from late 2002 to early 2003.

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