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KENNETH WESTHUES
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Updated with quotes for April 2018:

Classic:
It must not be forgotten that it is especially dangerous to enslave men in the minor details of life. For my own part, I should be inclined to think freedom less necessary in great things than in little ones....
— Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835.

 

Direct:
The culmination of a mass society is rule by some charismatic demagogue, a ranting savior whom followers believe can magically set things right. Politics is reduced to personalities, and there is less concern for law than for faith.
First Sociology, 1982.

Garden moment for April 2018:

A wisteria vine against an old building in Athens, Greece, where the vine blooms about the same time as in northern Florida, two months earlier than in the Niagara peninsula.


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