„Thought that is silenced is always rebellious. Majorities, of course, are often mistaken. This is why the silencing of minorities is necessarily dangerous. Criticism and dissent are the indispensable antidote to major delusions.“

—  Alan Barth

The Loyalty of Free Men (1951) http://www.positiveatheism.org/hist/quotes/quote-b.htm.

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