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Conor Cruise O'Brien Quotes





Human nature doesn't include all human beings. There are human beings who are indifferent to politics, religion, virtually anything.
[Human Nature]
 

Man watches his history on the screen with apathy and an occasional passing flicker of horror or indignation.
 

Nothing does more to activate Christian divisions than talk about Christian unity.
 

The main thing that endears the United Nations to member governments, and so enables it to survive, is its proven capacity to fail, and to be seen to fail.
 

You can safely appeal to the United Nations in the comfortable certainty that it will let you down.