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If there be a country which cannot stand any one of these tests--a country where knowledge cannot be diffused without perils of mob law and statute law; where speech is not free; where the post office is violated, mail bags opened, and letters tampered with; where public debts and private debts outside of the state are repudiated; where liberty is attacked in the primary institution of social life; where the laborer is not secured in the earnings of his own hand; where suffrage is not free or equal--that country is, in all these respects, not civil, but barbarous; and no advantage of soil, climate, or coast can resist these suicidal mischiefs. From the series Great Ideas.

1951 Herbert Bayer Born: Haag, Austria 1900 Died: Montecito, California 1985 paper and photomechanical reproduction on paperboard sheet: 23 3/4 x 19 1/8 in. (60.3 x 48.5 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.20 Not currently on view


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Occupation - writer - novelist

Portrait male - Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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paperboard - crescent illustration

About Herbert Bayer

Born: Haag, Austria 1900 Died: Montecito, California 1985

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