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—but what is heroic death compared to eternal watching
“. . . every human being’s life in this world is inevitably mixed with every other life and, no matter what laws we pass, no matter what precautions we take, unless the people we meet are kindly and decent and human and liberty-loving, then there is no liberty. Freedom comes from human beings, rather than from laws and institutions.”
Old news stories never die; they just go on overset . . . and overset . . . and over . . .