"If Obama loses, our children will grow up thinking of equal opportunity as a myth. His defeat would say that when handed a perfect opportunity to put the worst part of our history behind us, we chose not to." — when politicians stand for much more than their election agendas.
"Where once they used gunboats and sepoys, the rich nations now use chequebooks and lawyers to seize food from the hungry. The scramble for resources has begun, but…we will hardly notice. The rich world's governments will protect themselves from the political cost of shortages, even if it means that other people must starve."