Archive for January, 2012

Quote of the day, Feb. 1

January 31, 2012

Chief Justice Earl Warren, in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954)

“We conclude that, in the field of public education, the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 31

January 30, 2012

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on freedom

“I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.”

Recent freedom of expression news

January 30, 2012

Here are recent stories concerning freedom of expression:

“Twitter to censor …” (ABC News) (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 30

January 29, 2012

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on swaraj (self-rule)

“Recall the face of the poorest and weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 29

January 29, 2012

Francois Mauriac, on reading

“If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 28

January 27, 2012

Wole Soyinka, on reading

“My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 27

January 26, 2012

Noam Chomsky, on language

“Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 26

January 25, 2012

Kofi Annan, on democracy

“No one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 25

January 24, 2012

Ted Koppel, on journalism

“All too often, we delude ourselves into believing that by simply focusing a live camera on an event, and dropping in the occasional ad lib, we are committing journalism. We’re not. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 24

January 24, 2012

Latin proverb, on freedom

“Ubi dubium ibi libertas.”

English translation: “Where there is doubt, there is freedom.”