Archive for October, 2010

Quote of the day, Oct. 31

October 31, 2010

Don DeLillo, on writing

“Writing is a form of personal freedom. (more…)

Quote of the day, Oct. 30

October 30, 2010

Voltaire, on reason

“The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 29

October 29, 2010

Joseph Alexandrovitch Brodsky, on books

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. “

Quote of the day, Oct. 28

October 28, 2010

Benjamin Franklin, on freedom of thought and speech

“Without Freedom of thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such thing as public Liberty, without Freedom of speech.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 27

October 27, 2010

John Lennon, “Imagine”

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do (more…)

Quote of the day, Oct. 26

October 26, 2010

David Ben-Gurion, on democracy

“The test of democracy is freedom of criticism.”


Quote of the day, Oct. 25

October 25, 2010

Tommy Smothers, on censorship

“The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.”


What freedoms are protected?

October 24, 2010

Do Americans know what freedoms are protected? The answer is: It depends. (more…)

Quote of the day, Oct. 24

October 24, 2010

Walter Lippmann, on a free press

“The theory of a free press is that the truth will emerge from free reporting and free discussion, not that it will be presented perfectly and instantly in any one account.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 23

October 23, 2010

Felix Frankfurter, on the relationship between a free press and a free society

“Without a free press there can be no free society … (more…)