It must not be forgotten
that it is especially dangerous to enslave men in the minor details of life.
For my own part, I should be inclined to think freedom less necessary in great
things than in little ones.
—Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835.
of a mass society is rule by some charismatic demagogue, a ranting savior whom
followers believe can magically set things right. Politics is reduced to personalities,
and there is less concern for law than for faith.
— First Sociology, 1982.
Harry Oakes put up the money for Oakes Park, created in Niagara Falls in 1930. A row of eight oak trees was planted in the middle, one for each of the eight schools operating in the city at that time. Now approaching a hundred years old, the trees are admired by humans and relished by squirrels.