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"There was much woe and lamentation in the seventies that the game was dying." John Thorn
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"This illuminates not only fans' interest in major league teams but also the minors and even Little League." John Thorn
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"We are fans because the game also appeals to our local pride, our pleasure in thinking of ourselves as, yes, Americans but nonetheless different from residents of other towns, other states, other regions." John Thorn
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"We know these men are professionals whose services are up for bid and whose bags are packed, and yet we call them our own and take personal, even civic pride in their accomplishments." John Thorn
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"Why we play as children is not because it is our work or because it is how we learn, though both statements are true; we play because we are wired for joy, it is imperative as human beings." John Thorn
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"Yes, we've seen it all before. And yes, those who do not study history are condemned to repeat it. But no, the sky is not falling - baseball is such a great game that neither the owners nor the players can kill it. After some necessary carnage, market forces will prevail." John Thorn
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"No more distressing moment can ever face a British government than that which requires it to come to a hard, fast and specific decision." Barbara Tuchman
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"Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline." Barbara Tuchman
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"To put away one's own original thoughts in order to take up a book is a sin against the Holy Ghost." Barbara Tuchman
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"If the gods had intended for people to vote, they would have given us candidates." Howard Zinn
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"Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion." Daniel Boorstin
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"The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future." Stephen Ambrose
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"A teacher affects eternity." Henry Brooks Adams
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"Even before Watergate and his resignation, Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions." Stephen Ambrose
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"Johnson had been the most powerful man in the world, yet the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong had resisted, overcome his power, broken his will." Stephen Ambrose
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"The American Constitution is the greatest governing document, and at some 7,000 words, just about the shortest." Stephen Ambrose
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"The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake." Stephen Ambrose
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"There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors." Stephen Ambrose
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"Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress." Stephen Ambrose
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Christopher Lasch

"We are all revolutionaries now, addicts of change." Christopher Lasch
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"If the house is to be set in order, one cannot begin with the present; he must begin with the past." John Franklin
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