Sunday, December 28, 2014

Studs Terkel on Florida's Heroic KKK-infiltrator Stetson Kennedy (from New York Times Magazine, 2006)

Stetson Kennedy, in all the delightful years I've known him, has always questioned authority --whether it be the alderman or the president. He has always asked the question ''Why?'' Whether it be waging a war based on an outrageous lie or any behavior he considers undemocratic, he has always asked the provocative question. In short, he could well be described as a ''troublemaker'' in the best sense of the word. With half a dozen Stetson Kennedys, we can transform our society into one of truth, grace and beauty.

Studs Terkel,  Chicago (published January 22, 2006) 

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