I sometimes marvel at the extraordinary docility with which Americans submit to speeches.

Adlai E. Stevenson
SmartMouth Note: Me too, Adlai, I marvel at the very same thing. Perhaps if there were a little more civil unrest, we’d be more entertained, better informed, inspired, and even highly motivated! Alas, we Americans are amazingly passive and polite audience members. Hmmmm, interesting food for thought.
Beth Levine