"Unreason and anti-intellectualism abominate thought. Thinking implies disagreement; and disagreement implies nonconformity; and nonconformity implies heresy; and heresy implies disloyalty—so, obviously, thinking must be stopped. But shouting is not a substitute for thinking and reason is not the subversion but the salvation of freedom."
— Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965) Call to Greatness (1954)
|Michele Bachmann speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. (February 10, 2011) Photograph by Alex Brandon|