My first encounter with unions as a working man was early on, about 1941, when I came out of the University of Missouri and became a newspaper reporter
Unions yield power, prestige, and income to their officers; but they would not be supported by the members if their interests were not served too.
I wish to share with you the experiences I encountered and the revelations I endured when as a Professor of English I crossed a faculty picket line
John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson in December 18, 1819: "Will you tell me how to prevent riches from becoming the effects of temperance and industry?"
In the course of life, whether it has to do with family or business, joy or sadness, one needs a basic compass for judgments.
A loss of courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West in our days.
To understand the role of the press in revolution, however, we must accept the press as both important in the fight for freedom and a tool of oppression throughout its history. It has not been simply one or the other: it has been both.
We go on trying to understand politics in terms of politics alone—which increasingly has come to mean in terms of economics—as though political beliefs and problems existed in a vacuum, totally detached from the rest of our culture.
Children become the wards of the state, reared for the state's purposes; marriage survives simply to reduce the enervating consequences of promiscuity.
The construction of history en philosophe, as Voltaire named it, relies on a more or less arbitrary selection of facts.