Quote of the Day: David S. Broder

Even before a word was spoken — let alone the eloquent words that have echoed down through history — it had become absolutely evident from the people themselves that achieving civil rights would be the way to heal, not damage, the country.

I went back to [my office] wondering what it was we had been afraid of. And I’ve remembered this many times since, when people have tried to teach us to fear certain things, such as someone else’s marriage or place of worship.

— David S. Broder, recalling his experience in the crowd that witnessed MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech (Washington Post)