Harold Evans

(Sir Harold Matthew Evans)

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[Ronald Reagan] turned the White House into a soft focus TV studio. Media, Journalism & The Press
Amadeo Peter Giannini, who founded the Bank of America, had the wild idea that you should lend money to people who needed it rather than just to the rich. Business, Commerce & Finance
As much as Americans like to talk about local control, so many state and local governments are still so corrupt and uninspired. Corruption
Democracy in America is more than a two minute sound byte. Democracies & Republics
For 150 years a woman was regarded as some kind of prostitute if she wanted to go into business….Young girls were supposed to have their focus on motherhood and babies. Minorities & Women
For America to work, Americans have to participate. If they don’t pay attention, they’re going to get screwed. Citizenship & Patriotism
I acknowledge that guns kill people, but so do a lot of other things like starvation. Guns & Gun Control
I am a Utopian. What else would I be? I am living in America. Miscellaneous
In journalism it is simpler to sound off than it is to find out. It is more elegant to pontificate than it is to sweat. Media, Journalism & The Press
Manipulation is persuading people to make up their minds while withholding some of the facts from them. Propaganda & Disinformation
The camera cannot lie. But it can be an accessory to untruth. Media, Journalism & The Press
The important thing about Edison is that he realized that failure was an opportunity to learn…. Unless you fail, you can’t learn. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The tensions between order and liberty, between opportunity and social justice will always be there, but that’s freedom. Freedom & Liberty
There are always giants out there trying to strangle the innovator and steal his innovation. Nationalism & Treason ;Citizenship & Patriotism
Thomas Edison invented a voting machine for legislatures. Politicians hated it. They didn’t want people to know how they voted. Secrecy & Transparency ;Legislating & Legislative Process
Thomas Edison invented a voting machine so that legislators can just press a button. It was a failure. Legislators didn’t want people to know how they had voted. Secrecy & Transparency ;Legislating & Legislative Process
Votes for women didn’t come until the 1920’s. Votes for Blacks didn’t effectively come until the 1960’s. Voters, Voting & Elections
You need a head of state--with continuity. Sometimes this is more important than political power. Public Relations & Image
Actions are always more complex and nuanced than they seem. We have to be willing to wrestle with paradox in pursuing understanding.
Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes and cliches. Truth
For 50 years my father worked for the railroad.
I think America has a brilliant future. Future
The camera cannot lie, but it can be an accessory to untruth.
Throughout America's young history there has been a necessary tension between the individual and the group. History
When I first came to the United States in 1956 I fell in love with things - mainly the vitality and the freedoms. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex

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