"CM: [...] But it is cool to learn about the Roman Empire. In the future they'll be unearthing statues of George Bush!
MJ: Do you consider yourself a political person or Coldplay a political band?
CM: No, I'd consider us a band interested in certain aspects of politics because it affects us just as much as it affects everybody else. I don't want the Third World to become the Fourth World any more than anybody else does. That's the one thing about when you actually visit a place where there is immense poverty: You see the reasons why, and it makes you fucking angry. Because it's just going to come back and haunt America and haunt England if they—if we—don't do something about it. This is tremendously clichéd stuff. But unfortunately it's all true."
Read the full interview at Mother Jones.