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“I position it behind students so that they can’t see it. When they’re sitting and talking to me, and I’m asking them why their paper is late, they don’t dare ever speak anything but the truth. Nothing holds as much fear for them as this lie detector.”

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A compilation of recent remarks made at Amherst.  “Where I think the fight against terrorism is going to be won or lost is in the swing vote—basically, angry young men who have grievances have got to decide, Are they going to pursue those grievances through lawful political activity or are they going to resort to violence?”

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A compilation of recent remarks made at Amherst. “Many Americans look at some miserable dictator and the first question is: Well, how can we get rid of this guy? That should be your second question. Your first question is: Why is that guy there?”Christopher R. Hill, assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs In a speech titled, “The Ethics of Diplomacy: Conscience and Pragmatism in Foreign Affairs” Jan. 30, 2008, Johnson Chapel  

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A compilation of recent remarks made at Amherst.“The divine gift of life must not be used selfishly. It must be used to feel, emotionally—to push out into the world.”Cardinal Joseph Zen, bishop of Hong Kong Celebrating Mass before Commencement Johnson Chapel, May 27, 2007
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A compilation of recent remarks made at Amherst. “When judges overstep their role and interpret the Constitution broadly or stretch the meaning of statutes to favor policy outcomes, they act outside of the very laws that they must uphold.”Chief Judge John Mercer Walker Jr. of the Second Federal Circuit Court in New York, in a talk on whether judges themselves can violate the Constitution. Part of the Colloquium on the American Founding. Sept. 29, 2007, Lewis-Sebring Dining Commons.

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