"We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still."--John Stuart Mill on Liberty, 1859. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

  • Ralph E. Eckerstrom, "We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still."--John Stuart Mill on Liberty, 1859. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man., 1959, watercolor and gouache on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.87

Title
"We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still."--John Stuart Mill on Liberty, 1859. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1959
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 17 7/8 x 17 7/8 in. (45.5 x 45.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor and gouache on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract – geometric
Object Number
1984.124.87
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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