Quotation by William Faulkner

If we Americans are to survive it will have to be because we choose and elect and defend to be first of all Americans; to present to the world one homogeneous and unbroken front, whether of white Americans or black ones or purple or blue or green.... If we in America have reached that point in our desperate culture when we must murder children, no matter for what reason or what color, we don't deserve to survive, and probably won't.
William Faulkner (1897–1962), U.S. novelist. Interview in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. Malcolm Cowley (1958).
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