Published on Monday, October 31, 2011 by Public Citizen
Bill Moyers on a Democracy in Shambles: "Money First, People Second... If At All"
Keynote Address at Public Citizen's 40th Anniversary Gala
Education of public opinion is the only safe and true method of accelerating civilization; force is only a temporary expedient, and cultural growth will increasingly accelerate as bullets give way to ballots. Public opinion, the mores, is the basic and elemental energy in social evolution and state development, but to be of state value it must be nonviolent in expression.