Quotation by John Dos Passos

And hereby hangs a moral highly applicable to our own trustee-ridden universities, if to nothing else. If we really wanted liberty of speech and thought, we could probably get it—Spain fifty years ago certainly had a longer tradition of despotism than has the United States—but do we want it? In these years we will see.
John Dos Passos (1896–1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. "Two University Professors," Broom (April 1922).

From a discussion of two Spanish intellectuals, Francisco Giner de los Rios and Miguél de Unamuno.
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