“In so many ways and to so many people, Hughes was 'the Negro,' or at least 'Negro literature,' its public face, its spoken voice and cocktail-party embodiment as well as the source of its printed texts.”
The war in Northern Ireland is one of the longest-running and most intensive guerrilla insurgencies in the history of modern warfare. On one side, the forces of the British union. On the other, the Provisional Irish Republican Army. Beyond them, a network of supporters 3000 miles away in the United States.
“The notion that John Gotti — or any single mob figure — was some sort of omnipotent New York mafioso is ludicrous. The word 'Godfather' had a nice, Brando-esque ring, but the title itself is a fraud.”
“The David Dinkins that David Dinkins wants voters to see is a man who can bring the city together, who cares about the city's growing underclass, and who can do something about New York's out-of-control drug and crime problems.”
“Four young Napoli fans festooned in a crazy-quilt mixture of Brazil and Argentina garb serenaded the sleeper cars, singing "Un Maradona, c'è solo un Maradona!' to the tune of 'Guantanamera'; 'One Maradona, there's only one Maradona.'”
“Dinkins unswervingly pursued a strategy of coalition politics, founded upon a message of hope, and won the Democratic nomination with substantial support from Jews and white Catholics in addition to Latinos, Asians, blacks, and gays.”