Managing dissent is about recognizing the value of disagreement, discord and difference.
In addition to removing our democratically elected government, Israel wants to sow dissent among Palestinians by claiming that there is a serious leadership rivalry among us. I am compelled to dispel this notion definitively.
In the end it is worse to suppress dissent than to run the risk of heresy.
Our young people - and adults - should be aware that considerable dissent exists in the scientific world regarding the validity of molecules-to-man evolution.
So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing not for today but for tomorrow.
I do hope that some of my dissents will one day be the law.
Dissents speak to a future age.
In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
The rightful claim to dissent is an existential right of the individual.
Well, dissent is the tradition in America, and I've been on the side of dissent a good bit of my career, particularly in the last many years of the Republican Congress.
One of the most effective tools that the Cheney-Bush junta has used to marginalize dissenting or even mildly inquisitive American citizens has been the accusation of being unpatriotic.
The Democrats handle dissent by isolating it, smearing it and delegitimizing it in order to crush it.
The often cruel behavior of Christians toward unbelievers and even toward dissenters among themselves is shocking evidence of the function of that image in relation to values and behavior.
Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.
Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man.
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