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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1170
AUTHOR: James William Fulbright (1905–95)
QUOTATION: When public men indulge themselves in abuse, when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort to innuendo and insinuation, to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged, and democracy is baffled. It has no apparatus to deal with the boor, the liar, the lout, and the antidemocrat in general.
ATTRIBUTION: Senator J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT, remarks in the Senate, February 2, 1954, Congressional Record, vol. 100, p. 1105.
SUBJECTS: McCarthyism