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The bomb that fell on Hiroshima fell on America too. It fell on no city, no munitions plants, no docks. It erased no church, vaporized no public buildings, reduced no man to his atomic elements. But it fell, it fell.
So long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public.
It's Tommy this, and Tommy that, and Chuck him out, the brute! But it's Savior of 'is country when the guns begin to shoot.
No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
I believe no satirist could breathe this air. If another Juvenal or Swift could rise up among us tomorrow, he would be hunted down. If you have any knowledge of our literature, and can give me the name of any man, American born and bred, who has anatomized our follies as a people, and not as this or that party; and who has escaped the foulest and most brutal slander, the most inveterate hatred and intolerant pursuit; it will be a strange name in my ears, believe me.
Why is it drug addicts and computer aficionados are both called users?