If there be a country which cannot stand any one of these 

  • Herbert Bayer, If there be a country which cannot stand any one of these , 1951, paper and photomechanical reproduction on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.20

Title
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.
Artist
Date
1951
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 23 3419 18 in. (60.348.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
paper and photomechanical reproduction on paperboard
Keywords
  • Occupation – writer – novelist
  • Abstract
Object Number
1984.124.20
Palette
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