Tuesday, November 25, 2008

On Discourse

The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.

--John Stuart Mill, philosopher and economist (1806-1873)

HT 3 Ring Binder.

1 comment:

Thinking Man said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Ms. Haynes.