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
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
Other form by Howard Zinn, Dissent In Pursuit Of Equality, Life, Liberty And Happiness: An Interview With Historian Howard Zinn by Sharon Basco, , July 03 2002:
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.
He was a shrewd and sound divine Of loud Dissent the mortal terror; And when, by dint of page and line, He 'stablished Truth, or startled Error, The Baptist found him far too deep, The Deist sighed with saving sorrow, And the lean Levite went to sleep, And dreamt of eating pork to-morrow.winthrop mackworth praed
In a democracy Dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but its effects.
[He] made himself the rock against which crashed the successive waves of Dissent.
There have been many crimes committed in the name of duty and obediencemany more than in the name of Dissent.
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
[Veblenian institutionalism was] part of a much larger movement of Dissent, that includes London School Institutionalists, Oxford Antimarginalists and the German Historical School (especially its second generation.kenneth boulding
Has there ever been a society which has died of Dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.jacob bronowski
As many truths as men. Ocassionally, I glimpse a truer Truth, hiding in imperfect simulacrums of itself, but as I approach, it bestirs itself & moves deeper into the thorny swamp of Dissent.david mitchell
All protestantism, even the most cold and passive, is a sort of Dissent. But the religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principles of resistance: it is the dissidence of Dissent, and the protestantism of the Protestant religion.Edmund Burke
When you would suffocate or ignore Dissent , remember how many times you dissented.
The right to Dissent is the only thing that makes life tolerable for a judge of an appellate court... the affairs of government could not be conducted by democratic standards without it.
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.
We must not confuse Dissent with disloyalty.
A simple way to determine whether the right to Dissent in a particular society is being upheld is to apply the town square test: Can a person walk into the middle of the town square and express his or her views without fear of arrest, imprisonment, or physical harm? If he can, then that person is living in a free society. If not, it's a fear society.
In a society where dissenting viewpoints are suppressed, those viewpoints are potent and dangerous... Where Dissent is tolerated, it rapidly becomes quaint and is viewed as un-sophisticated; people merely amuse themselves with the expression of contrary opinion.
Lewis blends a profound understanding of First Amendment jurisprudence and history with an enjoyable writing style that his readers have long come to admire. In our war-torn era where Dissent and open-minded debate have become problematic, Lewis compels us to remember the crucial function free speech serves in our democratic form of government.
Aware that in Roe it essentially created something out of nothing and that there are many in this country who hold that decision to be basically illegitimate, the Court responds defensively.... I do not share the warped point of view of the majority, nor can I follow the tortuous path the majority treads in proceeding to strike down the statute before us. I Dissent.