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Retro Quote – Isaac Asimov

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘My ignorance is just as good as your knowledge’.”

Isaac Asimov

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Retro Quote – Sergio Aragonés

“Freedom is not an individual effort.  Yours comes only when you grant others theirs.”

Sergio Aragonés

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Retro Quote – Paul Wellstone

“Our politics are our deepest form of expression: they mirror our past experiences and reflect our dreams and aspirations for the future.”

Paul Wellstone

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Retro Quote – Don DeLillo

“Writing is a form of personal freedom.  It frees us from the mass identity we see all around us.  In the end, writers will write not to be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive as individuals.”

Don DeLillo

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Retro Quote – Margaret Mead

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead

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Retro Quote – Richard M. Nixon

“I gave ’em a sword.  And they stuck it in, and they twisted it with relish.  And I guess if I had been in their position, I’d have done the same thing.”

Richard M. Nixon

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Retro Quote – Morrie Schwartz

“The little things I can obey.  But the big things – how we think what we value – those you must choose yourself.  You can’t let anyone – or any society – determine those for you.”

Morrie Schwartz

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