A Country…

is not only what it does,
but also what it tolerates.

Kurt Tucholsky

Image result for kurt tucholskyKurt Tucholsky was born today 127 years ago. He wrote political and social satire warning against anti-democratic tendencies. His writing was censored, he was stripped of his German citizenship and died at age 45 in exile as a broken man.

He was a master of pointed, short remarks. He was prolific, wrote under many pseudonyms. He would have many followers on Twitter today…

Here is another great quote of this remarkable man:

“Nothing is more difficult and nothing requires more character than to find oneself in open opposition to one’s time (and those one loves) and to say loudly: No!”


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