“I disagree”

But to say, I disagree; I refuse; you’re wrong; etiam si omnes — ego non — these are the words that define our individuality, give us our freedom, enjoin our tolerance, enlarge our perspectives, seize our attention, energize our progress, make our democracies real, and give hope and courage to oppressed people everywhere. Galileo and Darwin; Mandela, Havel, and Liu Xiaobo; Rosa Parks and Natan Sharansky — such are the ranks of those who disagree.

This lecture, by Pulitzer-winning commentator Bret Stephens, is brilliant.



One thought on ““I disagree”

  1. What a wonderful line, and how apt! = “This is the age of protected feelings purchased at the cost of permanent infantilization.”
    Wonderful speech. Saved. Thanks for this.

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