Radicals and Mavericks

“When you are constantly moving forward, searching for the cutting edge, everyone behind you always believes you have gone too far. The further back from the cutting edge they are, the more extreme and indeed, insane, you appear, to them to be. In this way, one person’s ‘madness’ can be another’s common sense.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair. ”
H.L. Mencken

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