In the state of nature, indeed, all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the laws.--Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws, 1748. From the series Great Ideas.
1955 Burton Kramer Born: New York, New York 1932 screenprint on paper sheet: 13 1/4 x 7 7/8 in. (33.6 x 19.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.166 Not currently on view