Tag: May 2023 QOTD

Quote(s) of the Day: Samuel Adams


I just finished reading The Revolutionary Samuel Adams by Stacy Schiff, and in the last chapter came across three quotes attributed to Adams that made me a little bit depressed about our situation today. And no, none of them are about beer.

On education (actually the author’s distillation of Adams’ writings, not a direct quote):

Quote of the Day: Human Devils


“Christianity was content with a solitary hate figure to explain evil: Satan. But modern secular faiths needed human devils, and whole categories of them. The enemy, to be plausible, had to be an entire class or race.”

– Paul Johnson, Modern Times