"We will not go gently into the long, dark night of rapid, radical, destructive utility deregulation."

-Richard Trumka, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, in Newsweek, April 14, 1997.

"It is a very unfortunate system, because we no longer know which party is going to win."

-Jesus Silva-Herzog, Mexican ambassador to the United States, on the breakdown of one-party rule by the PRI, in the Los Angeles Times, April 9, 1997.

"In Prague, visitors have reported both cabbages and Marxist books on sale by the pound in shops near Charles University: 'A pound of cabbage costs more than a pound of Marx.'"

– Darió Fernández-Morera, in American Academia and the Survival of Marxist Ideas (Praeger).

China "would clothe most of the world if we let it."

– An anonymous American official, in an April 1 New York Times story about Chinese manufacturers who evade U.S. import quotas by shipping garments through other countries.