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Samuel P. Huntington Quotes

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Mexican immigration poses challenges to our policies
and to our identity in a way nothing else has in the past.
- Samuel P. Huntington

But then I came to the conclusion that no,
while there may be an immigration problem,
it isn't really a serious problem.
The really serious problem is assimilation.
- Samuel P. Huntington

In 1920, the West ruled huge amounts of the world.
- Samuel P. Huntington

Our relationship with Mexico in this regard is unique for us,
and in many respects unique in the world.
- Samuel P. Huntington

 

Total falsehoods can be easily exposed for what they
are by citing exceptions to their claims.
Hence, they are less likely to be accepted as the total truth.
- Samuel P. Huntington

Much of what we now consider to be problems concerning
immigration and assimilation really concern Mexican
immigration and assimilation.
- Samuel P. Huntington

The great problem there is we have to have the cooperation
of those other Asian countries.
- Samuel P. Huntington

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They weren't immigrating to some existing society;
indeed,
they often did whatever they could do to destroy whatever
existed here in the way of Indian society.
- Samuel P. Huntington

Immigrants are people who leave one country,
one society, and move to another society.
But there has to be a recipient society to which the immigrants move.
- Samuel P. Huntington

Also, of course, for most of this time most Americans
thought of America as a white country with,
at best, only a very segregated and subordinate role for blacks.
- Samuel P. Huntington

Well, I think the United States first of all has to
recognize the world for what it is.
- Samuel P. Huntington

It will take a long time, and certainly the West will
remain the dominant civilization well into the next century,
but the decline is occurring.
- Samuel P. Huntington

We really only came around to accepting and integrating
the propositional dimension of identity into a concept
of ourselves at the time of the American Revolution.
- Samuel P. Huntington

Thus, biologically speaking the American people are
literally only half an immigrant people.
- Samuel P. Huntington

First of all, we haven't always welcomed immigrants.
- Samuel P. Huntington

Partial truths or half-truths are often more insidious than total falsehoods.
- Samuel P. Huntington

We also thought of ourselves in racial and largely ethnic terms.
- Samuel P. Huntington

And so in terms of territorial control,
in terms of economic preeminence, the western share
of the gross world product is declining as Asian societies
in particular develop economically.
- Samuel P. Huntington

It was one thing to contain the Soviet Union in Europe because Britain,
France, and Germany were all willing to join in.
But will Japan and other Asian countries be willing
to join in the containment of China?
- Samuel P. Huntington

The other aspect of American identity worth focusing
on is the concept of America as a nation of immigrants.
That certainly is a partial truth.
But it is often assumed to be the total truth.
- Samuel P. Huntington

The West hasn't reached its universal state as yet,
although its close to it, but it certainly has evolved
out of its warring state phase,
which it was in for a couple of centuries.
- Samuel P. Huntington

And the big question for the West, of course,
and to the Europeans is, what other countries,
which were formerly part of the Soviet bloc,
should be incorporated into western institutions?
- Samuel P. Huntington

I think clearly the United States, as well as other western nations,
should stand by their commitments to human rights and
democracy and should try to influence other countries
to move in that direction.
- Samuel P. Huntington

The British were white, English, and Protestant,
just as we were.
They had to have some other basis on which to justify independence,
and happily they were able to formulate the inalienable
truths set forth in the Declaration.
- Samuel P. Huntington

Finally, in my critique of the immigration image of America,
it is also important to know that we're not only a nation of immigrants,
but we are in some part a nation of emigrants,
which often gets neglected.
- Samuel P. Huntington

It was this society and culture that among other things -
including economic opportunities here and repression in Europe -
attracted subsequent generations of immigrants to this country.
- Samuel P. Huntington

Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of
the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America.
- Joe Baca

Average real wages in Mexican manufacturing are lower
than they were 10 years ago,
if you can believe that.
- Stephen F. Lynch

There's no doubt that Mexican men and women full of dignity,
willpower and a capacity for work are doing the work
that not even blacks want to do in the United States.
- Vicente Fox

And Walker was made with a Mexican crew,
although it was shot in Nicaragua.
- Alex Cox

Yeah, Dundee was great.
It was a great film.
I fell in love with my Mexican wife on Dundee.
- Sam Peckinpah

California is full of Mexican culture and Mexican music.
- Harry Dean Stanton

As for the expected boon to the Mexican economy,
we have seen none of these gains, and instead we have
seen NAFTA's detrimental impact on the Mexican workers.
- Stephen F. Lynch

If Jesus was a Jew, how come he has a Mexican first name?
- Billy Connolly

If we're so cruel to minorities, why do they keep coming
here? Why aren't they sneaking across the Mexican border
to make their way to the Taliban?
- Ann Coulter

There needs to be more pressure on the Mexican government
to stop the drugs and illegal immigrants on their side
of the border instead of exporting them to the U.S.
- Timothy Murphy

In the name of the United States and President Bush,
I want to thank the Mexican people, President Fox and
his government for their friendship.
- Tony Garza

I have taken part in ceremonies with North American and Mexican shamans,
as well as Brazilian ceremonies.
- Stanislav Grof

In addition to the dread of Indians,
Texas held out no inducements for Mexican emigrants.
- William H. Wharton

Everything that is really Mexican is either Aztec or Spanish.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

We must curtail the flow of illegal immigrants across the Mexican border.
- Zach Wamp

I do have a Mexican accent, but that doesn't mean that I'm a Latin vamp.
- Salma Hayek

I usually say Latina, Mexican-American or American Mexican,
and in certain contexts, Chicana, depending on whether
my audience understands the term or not.
- Sandra Cisneros

Hopefully I'll be the first Mexican-American going into Hillbilly Heaven.
- Freddy Fender

Any Mexican, would recognise that Mexico was abused,
undervalued and downgraded in international circles,
most of all by the United States.
- Adolfo Aguilar Zinser

BUT, in terms of attractiveness, speaking in terms
of physical aspects only I think that Argentinean,
Italian, Mexican, and Spanish men are among the most attractive men.
- Alicia Machado

Bob Taylor and I playing brothers.
And I was a Mexican bandit.
And he was the sheriff of the town.
And we loved each other.
We loved each other very much.
- Anthony Quinn

We must safely secure our border by investing in more
law enforcement and technology,
and receiving cooperation from the Mexican government.
- Timothy Murphy

Mexican Shuffle was a turning point of the Brass.
- Herb Alpert

Rather than improving the wealth of their own nation,
the Mexican government encourages its poor to come to the U.S.
and send money home.
- Timothy Murphy

I lost 30 pounds to play my character in 'The Mexican',
but people don't take to skinny mafia men,
and I don't feel right when I'm thin.
- James Gandolfini

First of all, just knowing people who grew up in the
movie business at that time,
no one had Mexican maids.
- Bill Condon

It's just something I've always done.
In South Texas, the first guitar you get is a Mexican guitar.
And the first one I got, the first thing I did was take it apart.
- Guy Clark

So, you know, I always say that I'm a Mexican,
but if I had to be a citizen of anywhere else,
I'd be a citizen of Manhattan.
I feel very much a New Yorker.
- Alma Guillermoprieto

I mean, a Mexican boy couldn't be anything else but an Indian.
And why did you take the name of Quinn,
they used to say to me.
Hey, you're an Indian, so I played Indians.
- Anthony Quinn

Texas, to be respected must be polite.
Santa Anna living, can be of incalculable benefit to Texas;
Santa Anna dead,
would just be another dead Mexican.
- Sam Houston

Amnesty International continues to report that extra
judicial tortures and murders continue.
This is not democracy that we are exporting to Mexico,
and this is certainly not what the Mexican workers signed up for.
- Stephen F. Lynch

This is not the first time that Mexican authorities
have handed over an Arab from a country with known
Al Qaeda connections to a local sheriff across the border.
FBI picks them up and disappears.
- John Culberson

At the beginning, Lincoln was so inexperienced he had
reverence for military expertise,
not realizing that there wasn't any military expertise,
that the most anybody had commanded up to that point had been somebody,
some troops in the Mexican War, and it had been years ago.
- David Herbert Donald

It is our hope that in future discussions with the Mexican government,
you will encourage Mexico to do its part to address
illegal immigration rather than encourage their citizens
to illegally enter the U.S.
- Elton Gallegly

Now they're attracted to one another,
but repelled by their ethnic origins,
so that there was something to overcome.
They had to overcome their own prejudices,
which had been imposed by the culture -
their own shame at being Mexican and Italian.
- Robert Towne

People thought me a bit strange at first;
a blond haired,
blue-eyed Norwegian who sang Mexican folk songs,
but I used it to my advantage and got a job.
And so the music became my ticket to education.
- David Soul

Aching all over, we reached level ground again,
and Mr. Christy withdrew his claims, and agreed that
no road anywhere else could possibly be so bad as a Mexican road;
a decision which later experiences only served to confirm.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

And, of course, millions of us cross the border to
work in US homes and gardens and factories and carpentry shops and restaurants,
and if you go to a restaurant pretty much anywhere in the United States,
the chances are that the dishes will be washed by a Mexican.
- Alma Guillermoprieto

I always felt I was living in two worlds.
One was the Mexican world, because nearly everybody I knew,
relatives and cousins and kids in the neighbourhood,
were Mexican.
Then school was a different world.
It was ethnically mixed.
- Gilbert Hernandez

In terms of the revolution, I believe that the revolution
will be a revolution of dispossessed people in this country:
that's the Mexican American,
the Puerto Rican American, the American Indian,
and black people.
- H. Rap Brown

Every year thousands of Americans mistakenly refer
to Cinco de Mayo as Mexico's Independence Day.
- Joe Baca

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius


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