Friday, October 28, 2005


We're leafing through Bob Edwards' marvelous, slim book about Edward R. Murrow and came across a graf that has the ring of today.

Thursday was the 58th anniversary of Murrow's broadcast about the House Un-American Activities Committee and its bid to root out Communists in Hollywood.

Said Murrow:

"The right of dissent -- or, if you prefer, the right to be wrong -- is surely fundamental to the existence of a democratic society. That's the right that went first in every nation that stumbled down the trail of totalitarianism."

Don't fear the totalitarians.

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