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"After my generation is gone, no one will remember what the world was like before the technological revolution. No one will have a clear sense of what we've gained and lost because of it." (Part One, page 4)

"You just can't trust a man who's never been embarrassed by himself. The vanity of George W. stands out with every smirk. He literally cannot control that vanity. It seeps out with every movement of his lips, every tight-lipped grimace. Every grin is a study in smugsmanship." (Part One, page 14)

"Successful politicians have to make hard choices. Very few good people can do it because the hard choices are so often god-awful. In addition, you have to smile standing next to people you despise." (Part One, page 25)

"Samuel Johnson once said, 'Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.' I would add that the family is the large refuge of...

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