Thursday, January 11, 2007

Good Night and Good Luck

We finally got around to watching the George Clooney-produced bio of Edward R. Murrow. The following quote struck me as especially interesting, given the sentiments at the time:

"We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and doctrine and remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were for the moment unpopular. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of the Republic to abdicate his responsibility." - Edward R. Murrow, 1953