Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Aware

"So debated Doremus, like some hundreds of thousands of other craftsmen, teachers, lawyers, what-not, in some dozens of countries under a dictatorship, who were aware enough to resent the tyranny, conscientious enough not to take its bribes cynically, yet not so abnormally courageous as to go willingly to exile or dungeon or chopping-block--particularly when they 'had wives and families to support.'"
--Sinclair Lewis
"It Can't Happen Here" (1935)

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