It is easy and dismally enervating to think of opposition as merely perverse or actually evil—far more invigorating to see it as essential for honing the mind, and as a positive good in itself. For the day that moral issues cease to be fought over is the day the word “human” disappears from the race.

Jill Tweedie (1936-1993) British author, journalist, feminist, broadcaster
The Independent (May 1989)