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Author:Fairfield, Roy P.
Position::CLASSIC HUMANIST - On dissent and the Vietnam War - Brief article
 
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"How much discount should we apply to the statement of our national leaders when we know that political considerations often override truth, that even our presidents have been caught in lies, and that some of our national officials have been known to say, 'If you quote me, I'll swear I didn't say it'"

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... What does a humanist believing in maximizing human development do or think when he encounters such mendacity? When he sees such total refusal to admit that catastrophe has potential? When he knows that a balance of terror is determining...

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