"I find as my testosterone levels drop, geez, I get smarter and smarter," says one of Canada's environmental elders.
Writer/director of "Anchorman 2" talks about politics, inspirations and Citizens United.
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Fifty years after migrating from provincial South Africa to London to become a novelist, Doris Lessing is still writing on a manual typewriter—though not, of course, on the same machine she used for her first novel, The Grass Is Singing (Crowell, 1950).
"Cinema has changed the world," says the legendary political filmmaker.
“I get to do for a living what I did as a child for fun, and that’s pretty cool,” says the cartoonist and author.
"What we've undergone in recent decades worldwide has been totally insane, and all of this is a result of capitalism," says the president of Ecuador.
"It's just one leap to think in a different way," says the Nobel Peace laureate and activist. "I believe in a non-killing future."
America’s preeminent television documentarian, Ken Burns, returned to the little -- and big -- screen in November with a proverbial bang.
An old friend who long ago gave up on the Democratic Party in favor of politics on the left fringe greatly enjoys bashing prominent liberals. He finds that the opportunism , the compromises, and the double - standards of leading liberal Democrats provide easy targets. Yet of former South Dakota Senator and 1972 Presidential nominee George McGovern , my friend once opined, "If all liberals were like McGovern , I'd still be a liberal ."
"We are now, for the first time, in control of the story,” says the immigrant rights advocate and Pulitzer Prize winner.
Gene Sharp is the single most influential proponent of nonviolent change in our time. His work has served as a how-to manual for activists in countries across Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa, and has been translated into dozens of languages. And it played a role in the Arab Spring, as anti-Mubarak protesters in Egypt, particularly, found inspiration in his teachings.
2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has overcome tremendous adversity. A teenager at the start of the civil war in her native Liberia, she and her family were forced to go on the run, first within the country and then to Ghana. Along the way, she witnessed terrible atrocities and narrowly escaped harm herself. During the birth of her third child, she
"It’s the stupidity that will really drive me away from this country." | Read his interview from 2006.
"I was told I needed to act more like the Establishment."