Archibald MacleishArchibald Macleish, (1892-1982) Poet, playwright, Librarian of Congress, & Assistant Secretary of State under Franklin Roosevelt

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 MacleishArchibald Macleish
~ 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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