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"The city's frightening now. That's the basis of my reaction to Las Vegas. It's not the city I wrote about. It's not the same place at all. You'll notice that even the - what do you call them? - milestone or trademark casinos are now gone."  (Hunter S. Thompson, on "modern" Las Vegas, when compared to the Las Vegas of the early 1970's)

"The older generation are leading this country to galloping ruin!"  (John Lennon, re. US)

"The organization of American society is an interlocking system of semi-monopolies notoriously venal, an electorate notoriously unenlightened, misled by a mass media notoriously phony."  (Paul Goodman)

"The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses. She's got a baseball bat and she's yelling, 'You want a piece of me?!'"  (Robin Williams)

"The things that will destroy America are property-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life."  (Theodore Roosevelt)

"Today there are only two kinds of Americans: patriots and neofascists."  (Ted Rall, American political cartoonist, November 2, 2004)

"Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves."  (Albert Einstein)

"We don't know what we want, but we are ready to bite somebody to get it."  (Will Rogers, describing Americans)

"We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world - bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are whores for power and oil with hate and fear in our hearts."  (Hunter S. Thompson, on America)

"Yanks don't seem to realise how much of a symbol their country is, how reflexively and unthinkingly foreigners use it to assign blame or take random pot-shots: it's like when you're at school and make fun of the teachers, giving them unseen peccadilos and lurid home lives. Suddenly the teacher was humanised, made 'one of us', struck by a real-life tragedy; for the first time, we felt protective of America...."  (Theo Panayides, film critic, on 9/11)

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