Talk:Henry Steele Commager

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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Henry Steele Commager page.

Introduction uses bullets for no good reason ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 16:14, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

This appears to have been taken care of. ~ Ningauble (talk) 15:44, 18 August 2013 (UTC)


These require citations to adequate sources before being placed into the main article.
  • Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
  • Censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.
  • Henry S. Commager said that the US Constitution was the best chance for political freedom, calling it a "perfect blueprint."
  • A free society cherishes nonconformity. It knows that from the non-conformist, from the eccentric, have come many of the great ideas of freedom. Free society must fertilize the soil in which non-conformity and dissent and individualism can grow."
  • History is a jangle of accidents, blunders, surprises and absurdities, and so is our knowledge of it, but if we are to report it at all we must impose some order upon it.