• We are, if territory and population be looked at together, one of the great countries of the world - a monster country, one might say, along with others such as China, India, the recent Soviet Union, and Brazil. And there is a real question as to whether "bigness" in a body politic is not an evil in itself, quite aside from the policies pursued in its name.

    "Around the Cragged Hill: A Personal and Political Philosophy". Book by George F. Kennan, p. 143, 1993.
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