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Rick Perlstein quotes: One thing Republicans understand: In American elections, you have to choose from among only two people - not between the perfect and the good. One thing Republicans understand: In American elections, you have to choose from among only two people - not between the perfect and the good.
Rick Perlstein quotes: Bill de Blasio was swept to the New York mayoralty on the promise of getting Gracie Mansion out from under the thumb of corporate elites. Bill de Blasio was swept to the New York mayoralty on the promise of getting Gracie Mansion out from under the thumb of corporate elites.
Rick Perlstein quotes: Goldwater had never even considered a non-Arizonan. Like a man on his deathbed, he wanted to be surrounded only by friends. Goldwater had never even considered a non-Arizonan. Like a man on his deathbed, he wanted to be surrounded only by friends.
Rick Perlstein quotes: They made strategy at 33,000 feet (on) the campaign plane. They made strategy at 33,000 feet (on) the campaign plane.
Rick Perlstein quotes: Economic issues are a subset of social justice. Social justice is unimaginable without economic justice. Isn't that obvious? Economic issues are a subset of social justice. Social justice is unimaginable without economic justice. Isn't that obvious?
Rick Perlstein quotes: He fetishized limits. He fetishized limits.
Rick Perlstein quotes: College was at the heart of his sentimental imagination. College was at the heart of his sentimental imagination.
Rick Perlstein quotes: The ideal politician is an ordinary representative of his class with extraordinary abilities. The ideal politician is an ordinary representative of his class with extraordinary abilities.
Rick Perlstein quotes: Insistent opening bark of the UPI's Helen Thomas: Insistent opening bark of the UPI's Helen Thomas:
Rick Perlstein quotes: Wartime experience as an Office of Price Administration consultant for the candy industry Wartime experience as an Office of Price Administration consultant for the candy industry
Rick Perlstein quotes: In politics, if you're explaining, you're loosing. In politics, if you're explaining, you're loosing.
Rick Perlstein quotes: For a movement supposedly devoted to conserving the past, conservatives are oh-so-splendid at forgetting their own past. For a movement supposedly devoted to conserving the past, conservatives are oh-so-splendid at forgetting their own past.
Rick Perlstein quotes: Now even reformers needed political machines. Now even reformers needed political machines.
Rick Perlstein quotes: I'm just a Bolshevik with a laptop. I'm just a Bolshevik with a laptop.
Rick Perlstein quotes: Computers have cut-and-paste functions. So does right-wing historical memory. Computers have cut-and-paste functions. So does right-wing historical memory.
Rick Perlstein quotes: In American religious history, theological qualms tend to get pushed aside when politics intervenes. In American religious history, theological qualms tend to get pushed aside when politics intervenes.
Rick Perlstein quotes: Political scientists have long argued that party identification is the best possible predictor of voting behavior and is remarkably sticky over time. Political scientists have long argued that party identification is the best possible predictor of voting behavior and is remarkably sticky over time.
Rick Perlstein quotes: Do people still read before bed? I play 'Words With Friends.' Do people still read before bed? I play 'Words With Friends.'
Rick Perlstein quotes: Congressmen had a use for their very own son of a bitch. Congressmen had a use for their very own son of a bitch.
Rick Perlstein quotes: A candidate with no experience they would package as a citizen politician, a lifetime hack as an elder statesman. A candidate with no experience they would package as a citizen politician, a lifetime hack as an elder statesman.
Rick Perlstein quotes: People did what conservatives always did when the going got tough: they started a new group. People did what conservatives always did when the going got tough: they started a new group.
Rick Perlstein quotes: An anti-politician is hardly an anti-politician once he starts winning and works to close the deal by working to sew up the Establishment. An anti-politician is hardly an anti-politician once he starts winning and works to close the deal by working to sew up the Establishment.
Rick Perlstein quotes: Goldwater hardly ever mentioned a statistic. He hardly ever used it EXAMPLE. He presumed you already knew what he meant. Reagan SHOWED you. Goldwater hardly ever mentioned a statistic. He hardly ever used it EXAMPLE. He presumed you already knew what he meant. Reagan SHOWED you.
Rick Perlstein quotes: Television was suppressing their freedom not to know. Television was suppressing their freedom not to know.
Rick Perlstein quotes: Being hated by the right people was no impediment to success. The unpolished were everywhere the majority. Being hated by the right people was no impediment to success. The unpolished were everywhere the majority.
Rick Perlstein quotes: Increasingly we confused the pursuit of happiness with the pursuit of pleasure. Increasingly we confused the pursuit of happiness with the pursuit of pleasure.
Rick Perlstein quotes: Presidents are also always storytellers, purveyors of useful national mythologies. Presidents are also always storytellers, purveyors of useful national mythologies.
Rick Perlstein quotes: The task of defending capitalism was still important to leave to the capitalists. The task of defending capitalism was still important to leave to the capitalists.
Rick Perlstein quotes: When you're a writer, you never know which of your pieces are going to gain a toehold and which will not, and it's best not to care too much. When you're a writer, you never know which of your pieces are going to gain a toehold and which will not, and it's best not to care too much.
Rick Perlstein quotes: Almost alone among successful politicians, he took slights personally. Almost alone among successful politicians, he took slights personally.
Rick Perlstein quotes: Politics is motion." John Sears Politics is motion." John Sears
Rick Perlstein quotes: Violent crimes had increased from 120 per 100,000 in 1962 180 per 100,000 by 1964. Violent crimes had increased from 120 per 100,000 in 1962 180 per 100,000 by 1964.
Rick Perlstein quotes: We Americans love to cite the 'political spectrum' as the best way to classify ideologies. The metaphor is incorrect: it implies symmetry. We Americans love to cite the 'political spectrum' as the best way to classify ideologies. The metaphor is incorrect: it implies symmetry.
Rick Perlstein quotes: When legitimately constituted state authority stands down in the face of armed threats, the very foundation of the republic is in danger. When legitimately constituted state authority stands down in the face of armed threats, the very foundation of the republic is in danger.
Rick Perlstein quotes: In Texas, the lies wore cowboy boots. In Texas, the lies wore cowboy boots.
Rick Perlstein quotes: What does sincerity mean if it is chosen as deliberate strategy? What does sincerity mean if it is chosen as deliberate strategy?
Rick Perlstein quotes: No historical analogies are exactly precise. No historical analogies are exactly precise.
Rick Perlstein quotes: Goldwater's approach to any political problem invariably derived from the evidence of his own eyes. Goldwater's approach to any political problem invariably derived from the evidence of his own eyes.
Rick Perlstein quotes: I've summarized dozens of books in my literary career; it's become rather second nature. I've summarized dozens of books in my literary career; it's become rather second nature.
Rick Perlstein quotes: I'm reverent toward my sources. History is a team sport, and references are how you support your teammates. I'm reverent toward my sources. History is a team sport, and references are how you support your teammates.
Rick Perlstein quotes: Governing is not a hero's profession. It is a profession of compromises. Governing is not a hero's profession. It is a profession of compromises.
Rick Perlstein quotes: Only liberals know how to make you freer on the job, which is where most of us suffer the gravest indignities in our lives. Only liberals know how to make you freer on the job, which is where most of us suffer the gravest indignities in our lives.
Rick Perlstein quotes: I can't summarize my favorite movie, Jacques Tati's 'Play Time.' You just have to see it. I can't summarize my favorite movie, Jacques Tati's 'Play Time.' You just have to see it.