Proceedings of Meetings and Symposia>Speech:  Kissinger, Henry (September 11, 1997), Speech by Henry Kissinger, Fourteenth Annual Ashbrook Memorial Dinner, Retrieved on 2013-07-15
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    15 JUL 2013

     Kissenger Describes Sayre's law

    I've been an academic and I've been a policy maker. And as a policy maker, I've had a lot of trouble from academics. Especially from the Ivy League, and I'm going to say one thing about academic politics to which Mr. Schramm referred. I formulated the rule that the intensity of academic politics and the bitterness of it is in inverse proportion to the importance of the subject their discussing. And I promise you at Harvard, they are passionately intense and the subjects are extremely unimport...
    Folksonomies: politics debate pettiness
    Folksonomies: politics debate pettiness
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    Expressed by Sayre as "Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low."