Archibald Macleish Quote

“The dissenter is every human being at those times of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.”

~ Archibald Macleish

4 December 1937

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EGL, LA    4/23/07

From a previous posting: "Individuality is freedom lived." -- John Dos Passos (1896-1970) American novelist, historian, critic

Joe, Rochester, MI

I'd love to see more of us think for ourselves more often, including me.

E Archer, NYC

Not to be confused with the 'dissenter' who merely parrots the mantra of another herd...

Mike, Norwalk

Archer, said well.

J Carlton, Calgary

Government loathes any individual who can think for themselves...there's a reason for that.

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RBESRQ    12/17/10

Unfortunately there is not enough of it! Dissenters are being silenced like some Orwellian nightmare.

Mike, Norwalk

Robert, you're absolutely right. By way of one example amongst many; Manning has been tortured for four months without as much as a charge being levied against him (those perpetrators of the Orwellian nightmare do not like an exposing light - be very weary of those that support his torture !).

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    RBESRQ    12/18/10

    Mike, Rendition is rampant under our military regime and no one cares, they just go about as usual as if we are a democratic and free country - and that is the joke.


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