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Since our complex societies are highly susceptible
by Jurgen Habermas

Since our complex societies are highly susceptible
to interferences and accidents,
they certainly offer ideal opportunities for a prompt
disruption of normal activities.
- Jurgen Habermas

Perhaps at a later point important developments will
be traced back to September 11.
But for now we do not know which of the many scenarios
will actually hold in the future.
- Jurgen Habermas

Some of those drawn into the holy war had been secular
nationalists only a few years before.
If one looks at the biographies of these people,
remarkable continuities are revealed.
- Jurgen Habermas

From a moral point of view, there is no excuse for terrorist acts,
regardless of the motive or the situation under which they are carried out.
- Jurgen Habermas

 

A threatened nation can react to uncertain dangers
solely through administrative channels,
to the truly embarrassing situation of perhaps overreacting.
- Jurgen Habermas

Partisans fight on familiar territory with professed
political objectives to conquer power.
This is what distinguishes them from terrorists.
- Jurgen Habermas

Today's Islamic fundamentalism is also a cover for political motifs.
We should not overlook the political motifs we encounter
in forms of religious fanaticism.
- Jurgen Habermas

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Historically, terrorism falls in a category different
from crimes that concern a criminal court judge.
- Jurgen Habermas

Global terrorism is extreme both in its lack of realistic
goals and in its cynical exploitation of the vulnerability of complex systems.
- Jurgen Habermas

Instead of the international police action we had hoped
for during the war in Kosovo,
there are wars again - conducted with state-of-the-art technology,
but still in the old style.
- Jurgen Habermas

The state is in danger of falling into disrepute due
to the evidence of its inadequate resources.
- Jurgen Habermas

If the September 11 terror attack is supposed to constitute
a caesura in world history,
it must be able to stand comparison to other events
of world historical impact.
- Jurgen Habermas

One never really knows who one's enemy is.
- Jurgen Habermas

The uncertainty of the danger belongs to the essence of terrorism.
- Jurgen Habermas

Since the intervention in Afghanistan,
we suddenly began to notice when, in political discussions,
we found ourselves only among Europeans or Israelis.
- Jurgen Habermas

The misery in war-torn Afghanistan is reminiscent of
images from the Thirty Years' War.
- Jurgen Habermas

In the U.S.A.
or Europe there is no realistic way to estimate the type,
magnitude, or probability of the risk,
nor any way to narrow down the potentially affected regions.
- Jurgen Habermas

Each murder is one too many.
- Jurgen Habermas

Manhattan...
capital of the 20th century, a city that has fascinated
me for more than three decades.
- Jurgen Habermas

I cannot imagine a context that would some day,
in some manner, make the monstrous crime of September
11 an understandable or comprehensible political act.
- Jurgen Habermas

After September 11, the European governments have completely failed.
They are incapable of seeing beyond their own national scope of interests.
- Jurgen Habermas

The difference between political terror and ordinary
crime becomes clear during the change of regimes,
in which former terrorists become well-regarded representatives of their country.
- Jurgen Habermas

The scenarios of biological or chemical warfare painted
in detail by the American media during the months after
September 11 only betray the inability of the government
to determine the magnitude of the danger.
- Jurgen Habermas

Osama bin Laden, the person, more likely serves the function of a stand-in.
Compare the new terrorists with partisans or conventional terrorists in Israel.
These people often fight in a decentralized manner in small,
autonomous units, too.
- Jurgen Habermas

The clever, albeit fragile, coalition against terrorism
brought together by the U.S.
government might be able to advance the transition
from classical international law to a cosmopolitan order.
- Jurgen Habermas

Perhaps September 11 could be called the first historic
world event in the strictest sense:
the impact,
the explosion, the slow collapse - a gruesome reality
literally took place in front of a global public.
- Jurgen Habermas

Disappointment over nationalistic authoritarian regimes
may have contributed to the fact that today religion
offers a new and subjectively more convincing language
for old political orientations.
- Jurgen Habermas

I consider Bush's decision to call for a war against
terrorism a serious mistake.
He is elevating these criminals to the status of war enemies,
and one cannot lead a war against a network if the
term war is to retain any definite meaning.
- Jurgen Habermas

What was new was the symbolic force of the targets struck.
The attackers did not just physically cause the highest
buildings in Manhattan to collapse;
they also destroyed an icon in the household imagery of the American nation.
- Jurgen Habermas

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Since you are the one who has to live with your choices,
be sure they are your own.
- Alan Cohen

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends,
never lose a chance to make them.
- Francesco Guicciardini

The Internet is the most important single development
in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
- Dave Barry

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
- Jacques Barzun

I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art,
which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby
since I hadn't made money with it.
- Laurie Anderson

Since new developments are
the products of a creative mind,
we must therefore stimulate and encourage
that type of mind in every way possible.
- George Washington Carver

He who joyfully marches in rank and file
has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake,
since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
- Albert Einstein

I guess I was a mom so late in life,
my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
- Candice Bergen

We have been travelling through a cloud.
The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
- Black Kettle

Since I travel so much, it's always great to be home.
There's nothing like getting to raid my own refrigerator at two in the morning.
- Amy Grant

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
- Will Rogers

I happen to think that computers are the most important
thing to happen to musicians since the invention of
cat-gut which was a long time ago.
- Robert Moog

I concentrate on exercises from the waist down,
since that is the laziest part of a woman's body.
- Tina Louise

We cannot despair of humanity,
since we ourselves are human beings.
- Albert Einstein

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be,
since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
- Thomas Kempis

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens
we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
- Andre Gide

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket.
A lot has happened since then.
- Antonio Banderas

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows.
For love is the beauty of the soul.
- Saint Augustine

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk.
It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
- Jean Cocteau

This life is worth living, we can say,
since it is what we make it.
- William James

I've had two proposals since I've been a widow.
I am a wonderful catch, you know.
I have a lot of money.
- Ruth Rendell

It's been over 15 years since I toured...
over 12 years since I did any recording under my own name.
I never really intended to take that long of a hiatus.
- Thomas Dolby

It was a mixed blessing to have famous parents.
It was tough to go to auditions and be bad,
since I couldn't be anonymous.
- Ben Stiller

I was involved with drama departments since the 5th grade.
I played at it.
It was an escape.
- Adam Baldwin

Years have passed since I have set foot in a comedy club.
If the comic is doing badly it's painful,
and if the comic is doing brilliantly,
it's extremely painful.
- Dick Cavett

Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently
no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in
terms of work or of enjoyment.
- Irving Babbitt

Blue jeans are the most beautiful things since the gondola.
- Diana Vreeland

It follows from what we have just said,
that the natural changes of monads come from an internal principle,
since an external cause would be unable to influence their inner being.
- Gottfried Leibniz

I turned my hair dark and have received much better parts ever since.
- Joan Bennett

My personal influence in the Revolutionary Governing
Council is such that the dictatorship of the proletariat is firmly established,
since the masses are backing me.
- Bela Kun

Ever since I was really little, I've had characters that were in my mind.
- Terry Goodkind

Everything is Song.
Everything is Silence.
Since it all turns out to be illusion,
perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad,
you are free to die laughing.
- James Broughton

I've heard that, but since I'm computer illiterate
I don't know how it all works.
But since I'm on Prodigy tonight, I'm learning a lot through my typist,
Peter.
- Bobby Sherman

I've matured since joining United, on and off the field.
- Wayne Rooney

I have never retired - I have averaged 40 working weeks a year since 1933.
- Sally Rand

I really wanted to be born a woman.
It all started there.
A South American woman.
And I'm upset that I was born a white Jewish male.
I've been angry since.
- Fisher Stevens

The Pledge of Allegiance reflects the truth that faith
in God has played a significant role in America since
the days of the founding of our country.
- Randy Neugebauer


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