“Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.”

On July 16, 1964, at the Republican National Convention in San Francisco, Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater uttered his most remembered quotation in his speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination: “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” he said. “And…moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!” Those words quickly became both famous … Read more

SEPTEMBER 1 – We must love one another or (and?) die, Daisy!

One of the most famous poems written by W.H. Auden is “September 1, 1939.” It has the famous line: “We must love one another or die.” At least that was the line until Auden decided he hated it and essentially tried to erase it – unsuccessfully – from the public’s mind. Auden wrote the poem … Read more