An anti-authoritarian peace monger pursuing happiness and a little agitation along the way.
What chiefly distinguishes the daily press is incurable fear of ideas, its constant effort to evade the discussion of fundamentals by translating all issues into a few emotional fears, its incessant reduction of all reflection to mere emotion.
When the taste for physical gratifications among them has grown more rapidly than their education … the time will come when men are carried away and lose all self-restraint … . It is not necessary to do violence to such a people in order to strip them of the rights they enjoy; they themselves willingly loosen their hold… . they neglect their chief business which is to remain their own masters.