Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Quotation of the day for March 6, 2012

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Quotation of the Day for March 6, 2012

"I believe that it is a writer's duty to speak the truth, especially unpopular truth. Especially truth that offends the powerful. It is a writer's obligation, I believe, to be a critic of the society he lives in. If the independent freelance writer will not speak the truth to us and for us, then who will? Do we get the truth from politicians? Do we get the truth from Chambers of Commerce? Do we get the truth from the bureaucrats of government? From the Cattlemen's Association? From Time or Newsweek or CBS or ABC or NBC? Do we get the truth from the TV evangelists of commercial religion? Do we even get much truth from science and scientists?

"Well, we get some. But not enough. It seems to me that the majority of scientists are specialized technicians. Most of them long ago sold their souls to commerce, to industry, to government, or war."

- Edward Abbey, from the speech "Something about Mac, Cows, Poker, Ranchers, Cowboys, Sex and Power...And Almost Nothing About American Lit".

Submitted by: Kathleen Magone
Jan. 31, 2012

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