Sam Tanenhaus quotes

  • Our nemesis is time, against which we have a single ally, memory, and even it betrays us.
    -- Sam Tanenhaus

    #Memories #Allies #Betray

  • In literature and in life we ultimately pursue, not conclusions, but beginnings.
    -- Sam Tanenhaus

    #Literature #Conclusion #Pursue

  • We all nurture impulses which promise freedom from the demands of others, even if that freedom means death.
    -- Sam Tanenhaus

    #Mean #Promise #Demand

  • The Electroshock Novelist: The Alluring Bad Boy of Literary England Has Always Been Fascinated by Britain's Dustbin Empire. Now Martin Amis Takes On American Excess,
    -- Sam Tanenhaus

    #Boys #Excess #Empires

  • Donald Trump very clearly said America first. That is a traditional right wing, but also very isolationist. That takes us back to the era of the 1920s, when there were immigration restrictions, and also to the isolationism before World War II.
    -- Sam Tanenhaus

    #War #Wings #America

  • Pat Buchanan has emerged as the prophet and forerunner of a real economic nationalism on the right, and Donald Trump is now its tribune. This is not movement ideology which is all about limited government, the power of free markets and also internationally - globalism.
    -- Sam Tanenhaus

    #Real #Government #Movement

  • Donald Trump descends in a very powerful way from longstanding tenets of American conservatism, they're just not the movement conservatism we associate with Reagan.
    -- Sam Tanenhaus

    #Powerful #Movement #Way

  • Donald Trump enters office with historically low approval ratings, that's where the battle could get fought. If the country turns against him, his Republican adversaries could feel emboldened.
    -- Sam Tanenhaus

    #Country #Approval Rating #Office

  • Paul Ryan and his allies, who include Mike Pence, are congressional conservative Republicans, they have a very clear conservative agenda. The question will be who has to bend more to accommodate the other - Mr. Trump accommodate their ideology, or will they have to accommodate his? And if he can rally audiences behind him, we could see a very interesting intra-party war of a kind we haven't seen in a really long time.
    -- Sam Tanenhaus

    #War #Party #Long

  • The Republican - conservative Republican answer has always been when we lose it's because we're not ideological enough. If they lose midterm elections, that's why. If Obama defeats McCain and then Mitt Romney, it's because those two Republican candidates were not ideological enough.
    -- Sam Tanenhaus

    #Two #Answers #Conservative