"I read somewhere an interesting suggestion. The nations of the world that most vigorously foul the planetary nest and those in possession of the most destructive arsenals ought to be governed only by young women with small kids. More than anyone else, such mothers live in the future, and they also face each day the realities of raw human nature. This gives them a special insight."
- in Children of God by Mary Doria Russell (pp. 207-08)