The Ugly American Quotes

William J. Lederer
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"The men calling themselves Communists say that the soul and the State are identical. The price of being a Communist is that you must give them your soul and your will." Chapter 3, p. 46.

"First, stop talking about Russian tractors and promising we will send some here. We can't do it. We've got all we can do to supply military hardware to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. Second, bear down on the owners of property. Don't talk about 'social ownership of lands.' That only scares the peasants. Peasants are backward types. They want private property, not collective farms. Later they'll see the necessity for common ownership, but not now." Chapter 3, p. 55.

"How many people do you think we could round up in this country who can speak Cambodian or Japanese or even German? Well, not very many. I don't parlez vous very well myself...

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