July 31, 2010

(Edward R. Murrow - the timeless voice of conscience)

I doubt there is anyone remotely interested in history who hasn't heard a commentary on the state of life in America from Edward R. Murrow.

But in case you haven't, I've included a commentary he made from one of his Red Scare era broadcasts of August 29, 1951. The state of affairs in 1951 are pretty much the same as they are now.

Edward R. Murrow: “There seem to be fewer radical, nonconformists than there used to be. Rebels seem rather to have gone out of fashion, which is perhaps only a reflection of the current hysteria which confuses unpopular or minority views with subversion or disloyalty.

His was a voice of calm resolve and keen insight.

And sixty years later, it still is.

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