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It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art.

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I made a Christmas album a couple of years ago and just put it out on my Web site. It kind of smacked of this flavor. All of the reviews said it was Western swing even when it was Christmas standards.

My favorite traditional Christmas movie that I like to watch is All Quiet on the Western Front. It's just not December without that movie in my house.

Spending two years on my uncle's ranch in Montana as a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns.

The next war... may well bury Western civilization forever.

The Macau casinos have a wonderful business it's taking in money from Chinese businessmen elsewhere who send it through junky companies to casinos to gamble. The growth continues and they have basically western managers and western accounting so we trust the numbers a little bit more.

But he knew people and he was head writer for Have Gun Will Travel and if you took those early Star Treks that we did and put us in a western wardrobe and put us on wagon train going west we can say the same lines.

The People's Republic of China has not yet reached the military might of the Soviet Empire. It requires a little more time and a little more infusion of Western aid loans technology and the hard currency of our tourists.

The world dominion of western thought forms of organisation technology and military force is not God-given nor eternal nor greatly appreciated by the rest of the world.

As I've often said Wisconsin's greatest strength continues to be the dedicated hardworking people of our state. They go to work everyday pay their taxes and raise their kids with good Midwestern values.

In virtually every Western society in the 1960s there was a moral revolution an abandonment of its entire traditional ethic of self-restraint.

The point of mythology or myth is to point to the horizon and to point back to ourselves: This is who we are this is where we came from and this is where we're going. And a lot of Western society over the last hundred years - the last 50 years really - has lost that. We have become rather aimless and wandering.

I'm not a great science fiction fan myself. I probably feel that way about Westerns. Like I used to play Cowboys and Indians they can act out Will and the Robot.

Politicians should read science fiction not westerns and detective stories.

Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.

Second this epic tale allows the audience to actually listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom. Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans that is normally lacking in Western films.

But the Western countries that link their partnership with the poorest countries with respect for democracy also have to consider that they have obligations towards these countries.

I think that Sufism fits all over the world. The concept is not anything that fits standard Western ideas - it's always related to culture to music to religion. It is a dominant religion in Senegal.

As I have pointed out it is the Christian tradition that is the most fundamental element in Western culture. It lies at the base not only of Western religion but also of Western morals and Western social idealism.

And these two elements are at odds with one another because Freud is utterly adversary to almost all the ways of structuring the human experience found in Western religions. No Western religion can countenance Freud's view of man.

I am a Westerner. We're not going to change the West by going East. The East has a lot to teach us but essentially it's like a mirror saying hey can't you see what's here in your own religion what are you stupid?

Since the 18th century many Western intellectuals have predicted religion's imminent demise.

You know religion itself Eastern and Western is divisive and quarrelsome anyway.

What none of the critics positive or negative grasped was that 'The Searchers' was a different kind of Western something much darker and more disturbing than the usual fare.

Now is the time for the U.S. and the nations of Western Europe who engaged in the slave trade throughout this hemisphere to come forward in a positive way to assist in undoing the harm that was caused by their past colonial policies in the hemisphere.