The Best of Notable Quotables; December 23, 1991
Table of Contents:
- Executive Summary
- Gomer Pyle Award
- Peter Arnett Award
- Iron Curtain Award
- Gulf War
- Media Hero Award
- Willie Horton Award
- Damn Conservatives
- Armand Hammer Award
- Real Reagan Legacy
- Long Dong Silver Award
- Thurgood Marshall Award
- Borking Award
- Wilson-Weicker Award
- Which Way Is It?
- Silliest Analysis
- Quote of the Year
- 1991 Award Judges
Quote of the Year
‚ÄúThere is a ‚Äėlogic‚Äô too to Dahmer‚Äôs crime. Raised in a culture that condoned racial prejudice and despised homosexuals, Dahmer appeared to believe he could preserve a place in mainstream society ‚Äď with all its furtive hopes of family, friends, and future ‚Äď by destroying the evidence of his homosexuality. He killed his ‚Äėlovers‚Äô ‚Äď mostly blacks ‚Äď dismembered them, and in some cases, may have devoured their remains. Crime is a logical, if messy, quick fix to the shortcomings of society. Is that the lesson then? That we get the criminals our societies deserve? Yes, of course.‚ÄĚ
‚Äď Time Associate Editor Howard G. Chua-Eoan in the magazine‚Äôs ‚ÄúEssay,‚ÄĚ August 19.
‚ÄúHow can you who protest abortion be so certain that we aren‚Äôt swimming toward a fate worse than death? Is homicide in the womb, swift and merciful, not better than the slow death that lies ahead for some of us once our lives begin?...Better to die now, before we can feel real pain, than to enter a world where life is so painful it‚Äôs criminal to be born.‚ÄĚ
‚Äď USA Today ‚ÄúInquiry‚ÄĚ
Editor Barbara Reynolds, August 16.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a morbid observation, but if everyone on earth just stopped breathing for an hour, the greenhouse effect would no longer be a problem.‚ÄĚ
‚Äď Newsweek Senior
Writer Jerry Adler, December 31, 1990 issue.
‚ÄúTanks could crunch grass and other vegetation, knock down dunes and kick up sandstorms, said Ken Nagy, who teaches about deserts at the University of California at Los Angeles. ‚ÄėPlants and animals there are already living on the edge,‚Äô he said, ‚Äėand this insult could be enough to push them over the edge.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
‚Äď Boston Globe reporter Larry Tye on impact on war upon Iraq and Kuwait desert life, January 18.
‚Äď Nicholas Damask, Sally Hood, Marian Kelley, Tim Lamer; Media Analysts
‚Äď Jennifer Hardebeck; Circulation Manager