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Today's "Democracy Quote of the Day"

If you don't grasp that democracy and good citizenship entail draping Jesse Helm's house in a giant condom or chaining oneself to a pharmaceutical executive's desk or shutting down Wall Street at rush hour, then, as Larry would say, you don't know history.

By Rodger McFarlane, from "Afterword" to Larry Kramer's The Tragedy of Today's Gays.


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Democracy and good citizenship require proper punctuation: Helms's.

Stop oppressing me. Power to the People's Punctuation.

Anyway, Arthur, a buncha style guides would have it Helms', which I hate but there it is.

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