I thought I might teach philosophy but the atmosphere of a college faculty repelled me; the few islands of greatness seemed to be washed by seas of pettiness and mediocrity.
I.F. Stone's Bi-Weekly (1971-12-14)
A certain moral imbecility marks all ethnocentric movements.I. F. Stone
All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out.I. F. Stone
There must be renewed recognition that societies are kept stable and healthy by reform, not by thought police; this means there must be free play for so-called subversive ideas - every idea subverts the old to make way for the new. To shut off subversion is to shut off peaceful progress and to invite revolution and war.I. F. Stone
Every time we are confronted with a new revolution we take to the opium pipes of our own propaganda.I. F. Stone