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Despite their concern to insulate themselves from the appearance of racism, Herrnstein and Murray display a perspective worthy of an Alabama filling station.

To destroy a forest is an act of greater seriousness than we have yet grasped. But to destroy the earth itself is to destroy the possibility of recovery.

The current crop of students has gone far to shake the label of apathy and conformity that had stuck through the 1950s.

Spelman College girls are still “nice,” but not enough to keep them from walking up and down, carrying picket signs, in front of supermarkets in the heart of Atlanta.

Innumerable precedents show that the consumer must be protected from his own indiscretion and vanity.

Democracy is dead in the United States. Yet there is still nothing to replace real democracy.

The atomic bomb represents a revolution in science. It calls for a comparable revolution in our thinking.

Corporations are not people, money is not speech, and votes must matter more than billionaires’ dollars.

Many small towns are “backward” in a likable way, but I have never seen one so Norman-Rockwellish.

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