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Theodore Harold White

Datum narození: 6. květen 1915
Datum úmrtí: 9. květen 1986

Theodore Harold White byl americký novinář a historik.

Citáty Theodore Harold White


„Trvá dlouhou dobu, než se zhodnotí nějaká hlava státu, a ještě delší časový odstup než v případě jakéhokoli jiného prezidenta z poslední doby si pravděpodobně vyžádá posouzení Nixona. “

„To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see everyday, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.“


„The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy.“

„To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can have.“

„Every American election summons the individual voter to weigh the past against the future.“ The Making of the President 1960

„The first and most essential quality of a presidential candidate, as Averell Harriman once pointed out, is that he should lust for the job - he should want it more than all things, with a passion surpassing all emotion and probably even all principle.“ The Making of the President 1964

„The development of an image is a mysterious thing: once a public figure has been cast in a public role, it is almost impossible for him to change the character. It is as if someone has assembled personality traits into a convenient pattern, no writer ever re-examines it: it is easier to use the accepted pattern.“ The Making of the President 1964

„All men who run for presidency of the United States are amateurs; there is no way of becoming a professional at it, and all of them, win or lose, are forever altered in spirit of character by the ordeal.“ The Making of the President 1964


„In the politics of consent, no victory is ever permanent unless the victor makes it firm on a base of persuasion.“ The Making of the President 1964

„The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else do it wrong without comment“

„In politics, the things that do not happen are frequently as significant as those that do.“ The Making of the President 1964

„I have decided that I will test my ability … in the fires of the primaries and not just in the smoke-filled rooms of Miami Beach.“ The Making of the President 1968


„The best politics for any president is to be a good president.“ The Making of the President 1964

„Liberalism: for every complicated problem there exists both an intellectual and a moral solution and they coincide.“ In Search of History

„A genuine primary is a fight within the family of the party - and, like any family fight, is apt to be more bitter and leave more enduring wounds than battle with the November enemy.“ The Making of the President 1960

„Professionals in a campaign are servants; they can tell him only how to do something once he tells them what it is he wants to do.“ The Making of the President 1964

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