Shortsighted Public Opinion

Public opinion rarely considers the needs of the next generation or the history of the last. It is frequently hampered by myths and misinformation, by stereotypes and shibboleths, and by an innate resistance to innovation.

Theodore C. Sorensen, presidential adviser, lawyer, and writer (1928-2010)

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This was circulated on Dan Galvin’s “Thought for the Day” Internet mailing list on December 1, 2010.

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