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Walter A. McDougall

Professor of History and International Relations, University of Pennsylvania, senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia and editor of its world affairs journal Orbis, author of The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age - which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 - and other works


... any nation one-fourth of whose next generation is aborted and another third is born out of wedlock, two out of five of whose marriages fail, and two out of three of whose voters shun the polls, is profoundly demoralized.

quoted in The Trouble with Democracy, by William Gairdner