I want to be able to sit down with anyone who may have a new idea and not be afraid of contamination by association. In a democracy you must be able to meet with people and argue your point of view–people whom you have not screened beforehand. That must be part of the freedom of people in the United States.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) First Lady of the US (1933-45), politician, diplomat, activist

Quoted in J. Lash, <i>Eleanor: The Years Alone</i> (1972)

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