“Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.”

–William O. Douglas, The One Un-American Act, Speech to the Author’s Guild Council in New York, on receiving the 1951 Lauterbach Award, December 3, 1952.

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William O. Douglas, United States Supreme Court Justice

Sources:

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/aboutbannedbooks/oneunamerican

http://www.quotes.net/quote/12676

http://tinyurl.com/zmdnhhd

http://tinyurl.com/kj8n69j

 

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