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Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Data de nascimento: 5. Fevereiro 1900
Data de falecimento: 14. Julho 1965

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Adlai Ewing Stevenson II foi um político estadunidense, filado no Partido Democrata.

Era neto de Adlai Stevenson I. Foi governador do estado de Illinois e candidato duas vezes a Presidente dos Estados Unidos da América , sendo derrotado em ambas por Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Foi ainda embaixador dos Estados Unidos nas Nações Unidas .

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„We must not burn down the house to kill the rats.“

— Adlai Stevenson
Context: The whole notion of loyalty inquisitions is a national characteristic of the police state, not of democracy. The history of Soviet Russia is a modern example of this ancient practice. I must, in good conscience, protest against any unnecessary suppression of our rights as free men. We must not burn down the house to kill the rats. Voicing opposition to the McCarran Internal Security Act of 1950

„I think that one of our most important tasks is to convince others that there's nothing to fear in difference; that difference, in fact, is one of the healthiest and most invigorating of human characteristics without which life would become meaningless.“

— Adlai Stevenson
Context: I think that one of our most important tasks is to convince others that there's nothing to fear in difference; that difference, in fact, is one of the healthiest and most invigorating of human characteristics without which life would become meaningless. Here lies the power of the liberal way: not in making the whole world Unitarian, but in helping ourselves and others to see some of the possibilities inherent in viewpoints other than one's own; in encouraging the free interchange of ideas; in welcoming fresh approaches to the problems of life; in urging the fullest, most vigorous use of critical self-examination. As quoted in Challenge of a Liberal Faith (1988), by George N. Marshall, Ch. 3 : A Contemporary Religion, p. 34

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