Democracy disciplined and enlightened is the finest thing in the world. A democracy prejudiced, ignorant, superstitious will land itself in chaos and may be self-destroyed.
I wondered, not for the first time, what patriotism is, what the love of country truly consists of . . . and how so real a love can become, too often, so foolish and vile a bigotry. Where does it go wrong?
I know, maybe better than anyone, that there are times when it seems that our nation is too divided ever to heal. There are times when we feel so different from each other that we can hardly believe that we are all part of the same family.