We all live in a televised goldfish bowl.
If I take refuge in ambiguity, I assure you that it's quite conscious.
I'm very curious to know what the hell they're saying on the phone, but I'd be more worried if they weren't talking.
It is satisfying for the descendant of a dissident refugee from Elizabeth I to present his credentials to Elizabeth II.
Judgment is more than skill. It sets forth on intellectual seas beyond the shores of hard indisputable factual information.
There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation.
Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.
Maybe you are the cool generation ... If coolness means a capacity to stay calm and use your head in the service of ends passionately believed in, then it has my admiration.
The function of a briefing paper is to prevent the ambassador from saying something dreadfully indiscreet. I sometimes think its true object is to prevent the ambassador from saying anything at all.