From The Arrogance of Power

The American view of revolution is thus shaped by a simple but so far insuperable dilemma: we are simultaneously hostile to communism and sympathetic to nationalism, and when the two become closely associated, we become agitated, frustrated, angry, precipitate, and inconstant.  Or, to make the point by simple metaphor: loving corn and hating lima beans, we simply cannot make up our minds about succotash.

J. William Fulbright

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