William Pfaff was an American author, op-ed columnist for the International Herald Tribune and frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.
|America's problem is how to free itself from the grip of its exhausted ideas.||Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers|
|Europeans believe in democracy - or, at least, in republican government - but they have considered the alternatives, and continue to do so, and that scandalizes Americans.||Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising|
|History is an insistent force: the past is what put us where we are. the past cannot be put behind until it is settled with.||History|
|The moral spectacle of capitalism still offends, as does American capitalism's implacable insistence that the market determine value even in the political, intellectual, and artistic spheres.||Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest ;Capitalism|
|The problems of elites is an old one for which Americans have found no solid answer.||Equality & Equal Opportunity|