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Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered. For the American citadel is a man. Not man in general. Not man in the abstract. Not the majority of men. But man. That man. His worth. His uniqueness. —Archibald MacLeish What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice. —Archibald MacLeish A man who lives, not by what he loves but what he hates, is a sick man. —Archibald MacLeish America is promises to take! America is promises to us to take them. —Archibald MacLeish Democracy is never a thing done. Democracy is always something that a nation must be doing. What is necessary now is one thing and one thing only that democracy become again democracy in action, not democracy accomplished and piled up in goods and gold. —Archibald MacLeish

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Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice. Without the possibility of choice and the exercise of choice a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing. —Archibald MacLeish The American mood, perhaps even the American character, has changed. There are few manifestations any longer of the old American self-assurance which so irritated Dickens. Instead, there is a sense of frustration so perceptible that even our politicians have attempted to exploit it. —Archibald MacLeish It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be. —Archibald MacLeish The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion of what we call human life — to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility, scope, even dignity. —Archibald MacLeish The one man who should never attempt an explanation of a poem is its author. If the poem can be improved by it’s author’s explanations it never should have been published, and if the poem cannot be improved by its author’s explanations the explanations are scarcely worth reading. —Archibald MacLeish