Alexander Meiklejohn

  • English philosopher
  • Born February 1, 1872
  • Died December 17, 1964

Alexander Meiklejohn (; 3 February 1872 – 17 December 1964) was a philosopher, university administrator, educational reformer, and free-speech advocate, best known as president of Amherst College.

Democracy is the art of thinking independently together.

Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise.