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What you have to do is enter the fiction of America, enter America as fiction. It is, indeed, on this fictive basis that it dominates the world.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer

The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

It is a noble land that God has given us: a land that can feed and clothe the world; a land whose coastlines would enclose half the countries of Europe; a land set like a sentinel between the two imperial oceans of the globe.

Author: Albert J. Beveridge

Profession: American Senator

The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America.

Author: Allan Bloom (1930-1992)

Profession: American Educator, Author

Of all the nations in the world, the United States was built in nobody's image. It was the land of the unexpected, of unbounded hope, of ideals, of quest for an unknown perfection. It is all the more unfitting that we should offer ourselves in images. And all the more fitting that the images which we make wittingly or unwittingly to sell America to the world should come back to haunt and curse us.

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin (1914)

Profession: American Historian

The most important American addition to the World Experience was the simple surprising fact of America. We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises.

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin (1914)

Profession: American Historian

America is a land where men govern, but women rule.

Author: John Mason Brown (1800-1859)

Profession: American Militant Abolitionist

America is like an unfaithful love who promises us more than we got.

Author: Charlotte Bunch

Profession:

Young man, there is America, which at this day serves for little more than to amuse you with stories of savage men and uncouth manners.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers.

Author: William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)

Profession: American Writer

America is not a young land: it is old and dirty and evil before the settlers, before the Indians. The evil is there waiting.

Author: William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)

Profession: American Writer

America is the best half-educated country in the world.

Author: Nicholas Butler (1862-1947)

Profession: American Educationist

The history of the building of the American nation may justly be described as a laboratory experiment in understanding and in solving the problems that will confront the world tomorrow.

Author: Nicholas Butler (1862-1947)

Profession: American Educationist

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation -- with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet