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#1. History resembles a guest list in that sense of the invited and the gatecrashers: the people for whom we have been waiting, and those whose presence takes us unawares. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#2. Textbooks are no longer given to schoolchildren; they're too expensive. So they're given to the teachers, who probably need them more. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#3. young people no longer "believe in the old standards and authorities, and they're not intelligent enough, many of them, to put a code of morals and conduct in place of the sanctions that have been destroyed for them. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#4. Pop music provides not just the soundtrack to our lives, as the cliche goes; it releases our emotions and helps us to articulate them. This is why music is so important to adolescents, who are struggling with questions of identity and self-expression. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#5. If history starts as a guest list, it has a tendency to end like the memory of a drunken party: misheard, blurred, fragmentary. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#6. In one sense, Obama's point couldn't be clearer: race is a distraction from class-based inequities. And if we dismiss working-class resentment as camouflaged racism, we will continue to be distracted by the spectre of race. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#7. In all likelihood, the only thing extraordinary about Tiger Woods was his golf: he had extraordinary coordination and extraordinary discipline - on the course, at any rate. That discipline was the source of his power. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#8. History is prone to mistakes in identity, and facts are not always solid things. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#9. Racism is an effect of slavery, not the other way around. Once slavery was abolished, not only did racism not disappear, neither did the economic system it upheld. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#10. Top-up fees mean that universities are increasingly under pressure to confer degrees upon students, who perceive the degree as a commodity they've purchased. Failure doesn't enter into anyone's calculations. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#11. 'Sesame Street' was a pioneering educational T.V. show, intended to help underprivileged children. But even those of us middle-class kids spoilt for pedagogical choice couldn't get enough of it. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#12. Art cannot, perhaps, impose order on life - but it teaches us to admire even the unruliest of revelations. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#13. There is nothing that 'Sesame Street' can't teach you, if you let it. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#14. Facts might be false if they challenge the conviction of a mind already made up. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#15. Expression and thought are inextricably linked: crude language permits only crude thinking. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#16. People who are given whatever they want soon develop a sense of entitlement and rapidly lose their sense of proportion. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#17. The difference between old and new money is, after all, purely relative: it just depends on when you start counting. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#18. The legacy of slavery comes from the sustained political, legal and economic effort to link permanently an entire group of people to poverty - and to mystify that systematic disenfranchisement by making up something called race, which could serve as a distraction. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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#19. Music - not just the lyrics, but the music itself - expresses confused or illicit passions: rage, lust, envy, frustration, channeling these energies and creating an outlet for them. - Author: Sarah Churchwell
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