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Sydney Hook

One-time communist, enduring socialist, professor of philosophy, doctoral student of John Dewey, the idealogue whose radical (some say Marxist) ideas still permeate education hierarchies, founder of Americans for Intellectual Freedom

To silence criticism is to silence freedom.

Sep. 30, 1951 - from an essay in The New York Times Magazine
I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations and socialism by its hopes and aspirations; capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature.

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