From November 3, 2018

In his book Disputed Questions, published in 1960, Thomas Merton explained what is happening today in the overheated political climate that is dividing America.
“A mass-movement readily exploits the discontent and frustration of large segments of the population which for some reason or other cannot face the responsibility of being persons and standing on their own feet. But give these persons a movement to join, a cause to defend, and they will go to any extreme, stop at no crime, intoxicated as they are by the slogans that give them a pseudo-religious sense of transcending their own limitations.”

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