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The exile is a singular, whereas refugees tend to be thought of in the mass. Armenian refugees, Jewish refugees, refugees from Fra ...
When an American heiress wants to buy a man, she at once crosses the Atlantic. The only really materialistic people I have ever me ...
Unfortunately, nearly all the "sights" in America fall under the head of conditions. Hollywood, Reno, the sharecroppers' homes in ...
In verity ... we are the poor. This humanity we would claim for ourselves is the legacy, not only of the Enlightenment, but of the ...
The American, if he has a spark of national feeling, will be humiliated by the very prospect of a foreigner's visit to Congress--t ...
The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof ...
The strongest argument for the un-materialistic character of American life is the fact that we tolerate conditions that are, from ...
The American character looks always as if it had just had a rather bad haircut, which gives it, in our eyes at any rate, a greater ...
The happy ending is our national belief.
In violence we forget who we are.
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