Tom Hayden

(Thomas Emmet Hayden)

Tom Hayden
Tom Hayden
  • Born: December 11, 1939
  • Died: October 23, 2016
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Quote Topics Cited
A policy ought to start with some principle. Policy & Policy Making
Insurance policies from the slavery era have been discovered in the archives of several insurance companies, documenting insurance coverage for slaveholders for damage to or death of their slaves, issued by a predecessor insurance firm. These documents provide the first evidence of ill-gotten profits from slavery, which profits in part capitalized insurers whose successors remain in existence today. Miscellaneous ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
L.a. 's air pollution has turned an environmental issue into everybody's issue. Environment & Environmentalism
The violence of the left is minor. Our total violence of the last 5 years has not reached the level of a single B-52 raid in Vietnam. Leaders & Leadership
We are at a point where democracy—the idea and practice of people controlling their lives—is a revolutionary issue in the United States. Democracies & Republics
When citizens have no political way to deal with revolution, they become counter-revolutionary. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
Already this war on gangs in California is taking money from universities to build prisons, and the universities have some clout. Money, Coins & Minting ;War & Peace
Fonda was neither wrong nor unconscionable in what she said and did in North Vietnam.
I don't think I'll ever fully get over losing the city council seat. I don't know how that happened. But it was less than 1 percent out of 50,000 votes. I'd put in six or seven years into changing L.A.
I think people are entitled to march without a permit. When you have a few hundred thousand people on the street you have permission.
If you look at the data, the inner city that was the riot zone lost 55,000 jobs in the ten years from 1992 to 2002, instead of gaining a surplus of 50,000.
I'm not ready to give you a clear answer on whether electoral politics holds any particular hope for progressives. It would mean that nothing I did ever mattered. Hope ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I've written a book on gangs, taught a course on gangs at Occidental.
Most centrist Democrats... try to distance themselves from controversies that recall the 1960s. There are journalistic centrists as well, who avoid hard truths for the sake of acceptance and legitimacy.
The issue of civil rights was too much for the establishment to handle. One of the chapters of history that's least studied by historians is the 300 to 500 riots in the U.S. between 1965 and 1970. History
The peace and justice movement has to expand and not run away from the plight of gang members. War & Peace
The politicians of New York have everything that is necessary to make proper decisions and they will have to live with what happens afterwards. The worst scenario is the politicians covering their eyes and turning it over to the FBI.
Twice the Republicans in the California legislature tried to block my seating because of my trips to Hanoi.
Why should American atrocities be merely unsettling, but a trip to Hanoi unconscionable?