For what it's worth, this is one of my favorite quotes of all time

Linus Pauling (40 Years Ago)

"The man who carried to the UN a petition denouncing nuclear proliferation, censured and ridiculed for not being 'sufficiently anti-communist'. When Pauling was asked why he risked so much in an atmosphere still redolent with McCarthy-like menace, he answered:

'To be worthy of the respect of my wife'."

1 comment:

  1. Which should remind us that our country has always been somewhat crazy.

    Today the Tea (Obama is an Indonesian Muslim) Partyers. Yesterday the segregationist Democrats, HUAC, McCarthyism, black lists, America Firsters, Vietnam, Prohibition, a war fought over slavery, etc.