"This book would never have been written had I not been honored with an appointment as Gifford Lecturer on Natural Religion at the University of Edinburgh.It is with no small amount of trepidation..."
"September 11th, rue Toullier -So this is where people come to live; I would have though it is a city to die in. "
"In February 1948, the Communist leader Klement Gottwald stepped out on the balcony of a Baroque palace in Prague to harangue hundreds of thousands of citizens massed in Old Town Square."
"The boy's name was Santiago."
"Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive."