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Henry A. Wallace Quotes


Henry Agard Wallace was the 33rd Vice President of the United States (1941–1945), the Secretary of Agriculture (1933–1940), and the Secretary of Commerce (1945–1946). In the 1948 presidential election, Wallace was the nominee of the Progressive Party.
(1888 - 1965)

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A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.
 

A liberal knows that the only certainty in this life is change but believes that the change can be directed toward a constructive end.
 

Fascism is a worldwide disease. Its greatest threat to the United States will come after the war, either via Latin America or within the United States itself.
 

If this liberal potential is properly channeled, we may expect the area of freedom of the United States to increase. The problem is to spend up our rate of social invention in the service of the welfare of all the people.
 

If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States.
 

If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and 'with malice toward none and charity for all' go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail.
 

In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up, some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself.
 

It has been claimed at times that our modern age of technology facilitates dictatorship.
 

It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.
 

It may be shocking to some people in this country to realize that, without meaning to do so, they hold views in common with Hitler when they preach discrimination against other religious, racial or economic groups.
 

Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise.
 

Most American fascists are enthusiastically supporting the war effort. They are doing this even in those cases where they hope to have profitable connections with German chemical firms after the war ends.
 

Our chemical and other manufacturing concerns are all too often ready to let the Germans have Latin American markets, provided the American companies can work out an arrangement which will enable them to charge high prices to the consumer inside the United States.
 

The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information.
 

The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism.
 

The century on which we are entering can be and must be the century of the common man.
[Progress]
 

The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way.
 

The European brand of fascism will probably present its most serious postwar threat to us via Latin America.
 

The fascists in most Latin American countries tell the people that the reason their wages will not buy as much in the way of goods is because of Yankee imperialism. The fascists in Latin America learn to speak and act like natives.
 

The moral and spiritual aspects of both personal and international relationships have a practical bearing which so-called practical men deny.
 


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