"Americans too often teach their children to despise those
who hold unpopular opinions. We teach them to regard as traitors, and hold in
aversion and contempt, such as do not shout with the crowd, and so here in our
democracy we are cheering a thing which of all things is most foreign to it and
out of place – the delivery of our political conscience into somebody else’s
keeping. This is patriotism on the Russian plan."
— Mark Twain