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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.


„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.“


„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.“

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

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

„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

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

„The 'smoke-filled room' as political reality is now as dead as Prohibition.“ The Making of the President 1960


„Politics is a process which should slowly bring to public all the private worries and hopes of the individual.“ The Making of the President 1964

„The Americans of the age were not an irreligious people; and the fact that they were Christian was very important, for the marks of Christianity lay all across the Constitution.“ 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

„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


„The best politics for any president is to be a good president.“ 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

„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

„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

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