Thursday, October 29, 2009

Patriotic Quotes

Of the Boston Tea Party, John Adams wrote, "There is a dignity, a majesty, a sublimity, in this last effort of the patriots that I greatly admire."

"You do not become the dissident, just because you decide one day to take up this most unusual career, you were thrown into it by your personal sense of responsibility combined with a complex set of external circumstances. You are cast out of the existing structures, and placed in a position of conflict with them. It begins as an attempt to do your work well, and ends up with you being branded as an enemy of society." -Vaclev Havel
"He was also famous for his essays, most particularly for his articulation of “Post-Totalitarianism” (Power of the Powerless), a term used to describe the modern social and political order that enabled people to "live within a lie.""

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