is not only what it does,
but also what it tolerates.
Kurt 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!”