The common characteristics of "groupthink" include: an illusion of invulnerability; an unquestioned belief in the group's inherent morality; collective efforts to discount warnings; stereotyped views of the enemy as evil; self-censorship of deviations from group beliefs; a shared illusion of unanimity; suppression of dissent; and the emerge of self-appointed mind-guards who screen the group from dissidents.
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent , rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.barbara ehrenreich
Dissent isthenativeactivityofthescientist, and it hasgot himintoa good deal oftrouble inthelast years.But ifthat is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man.jacob bronowski
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.barbara ehrenreich
The first opinion the Court ever filed has a dissenting opinion. Dissent is a tradition of this Court... When someone is writing for the Court, he hopes to get eight others to agree with him, so many of the majority opinions are rather stultified.william o. douglas
The first opinion the Court ever filed has a dissenting opinion. Dissent is a tradition of this Court... When someone is writing for the Court, he hopes to get eight others to agree with him, so many of the majority opinions are rather stultified.
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Dissent... is a right essential to any concept of the dignity and freedom of the individual; it is essential to the search for truth in a world wherein no authority is infallible.
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionaries and rebels—men and women who dared to Dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest Dissent with disloyal subversion.
There is one tradition in America I am proud to inherit. It is our first freedom and the truest expression of our Americanism: the ability to Dissent without fear. It is our right to utter the words, "I disagree." We must feel at liberty to speak those words to our neighbors, our clergy, our educators, our news media, our lawmakers and, above all, to the one among us we elect President.natalie merchant
I think I probably made a mistake in the Hardwick case... I do think it was inconsistent in a general way with Roe. When I had the opportunity to reread the opinions a few months later, I thought the Dissent had the better of the arguments.powell, lewis f., jr.
If what the philosophers say be true, that all men's actions proceed from one source; that as they assent from a persuasion that a thing is so, and Dissent from a persuasion that it is not, and suspend their judgment from a persuasion that it is uncertain, so likewise they seek a thing from a persuasion that it is for their advantage.epictetus
In democracy Dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not its taste, but its effect, ...j. william fulbright
In the end it is worse to suppress Dissent than to run the risk of heresy.learned hand
Today we hear a great deal about Organizational Men, Mass Culture, Conformity, the Lonely Crowd, the Power Elite and its Conspiracy of Mediocrity. We forget that the very volume of this criticism is an indication that our society is still radically pluralistic. Not only are there plenty of exceptionalists who take exception to the stereotyping of the mass culture but that very string of epithets comes from a series of books that have been recent best-sellers, symptoms of a popular, living tradition of Dissent from things as they are.kenneth rexroth
The debate over cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad is often framed as a clash between free speech and religious attitudes. But it is just as much a clash between conflicting religious attitudes, and the freedom at stake is not only freedom of expression but freedom of religion. For while Luther was surely engaging in offensive speech, he was also exercising a right of freedom of conscience, which included the right to Dissent from Catholic orthodoxy.
Leading fosters a working atmosphere that stimulates an open exchange of ideas and fosters Dissent. People should show a genuine concern for one another and treat one another with fairness, as peers and friends. With such an atmosphere it should be a pleasure to come to work.
Has there ever been a society which has died of Dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.jacob bronowski
A dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose its will on the majority: what it abominates most is the Dissent of the majority.Eric Hoffer
Those who begin coercive elimination of Dissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters. Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard.
We see political leaders replacing moral imperatives with a Southern strategy. We have seen all too clearly that there are men now in power in this country who do not respect Dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit. And it is up to us to prove that they are wrong.
There is one tradition in America I am proud to inherit. It is our first freedom and the truest expression of our Americanism: the ability to Dissent without fear. It is our right to utter the words, "I disagree." We must feel at liberty to speak those words to our neighbors, our clergy, our educators, our news media, our lawmakers and, above all, to the one among us we elect President.
Reproductive futurism presupposes the absolute and inherent good of heteronormative reproduction by limiting any discourse that would counter this claim, rendering Dissent unthinkable.
The Head and the body are Christ wholly and entirely. The Head is the only begotten Son of God, the body is His Church; the bridegroom and the bride, two in one flesh. All who Dissent from the Scriptures concerning Christ, although they may be found in all places in which the Church is found, are not in the Church; and again all those who agree with the Scriptures concerning the Head, and do not communicate in the unity of the Church, are not in the Church
They believed faith, I'm puzzled I think I may call Their belief a believing in nothing at all, Or something of that sort; I know they all went For a general union of total Dissent.james russell lowell