“If government, or those in positions of power and authority, can silence criticism by the argument that such criticism might be misunderstood somewhere, there is an end to all criticism, and perhaps an end to our kind of political system. For men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.”
–Henry Steele Commager
Quote Number: 238
Source: Commager, Henry Steele. “The Problem of Dissent” in Saturday Review, Volume 48. December, 1965. Pg 81.