Archive for November, 2011

Quote of the day, Dec. 1

November 30, 2011

Henry James, on history and literature

“It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.”

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Quote of the day, Nov. 30

November 30, 2011

Mario Salvo, on oppression

“There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious—makes you so sick at heart—that you can’t take part. You can’t even passively take part. (more…)

Quote of the day, Nov. 29

November 28, 2011

Thomas Paine, on truth

“But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 28

November 27, 2011

Justice Hugo Black, in the Pentagon Papers case

“In my view it is unfortunate that some of my Brethren are apparently willing to hold that the publication of news may sometimes be enjoined. (more…)

Quote of the day, Nov. 27

November 26, 2011

Bell Hooks, on love and freedom

“The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. (more…)

Quote of the day, Nov. 26

November 25, 2011

David McCullough, on history

‘To me history ought to be a source of pleasure. (more…)

Quote of the day, Nov. 25

November 24, 2011

Salvador de Madariaga, on liberty of thought

“Liberty of thought means liberty to communicate one’s thought.”


Quote of the day, Nov. 24

November 23, 2011

ARTICLE 10, European Convention on Human Rights (1950)

  1. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises. (more…)

Quote of the day, Nov. 23

November 22, 2011

James Buchanan, on democracy

“The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 22

November 21, 2011

J. William Fulbright, on dissent

“In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.”