I know it's bad form to quote wholesale from a previously published article, and it's not something I would normally do, on this or any site. But the following is from an article published in Parade Magazine, of all places, in 1991 (pre-internet). It was an article that my father cut out and saved, being the old school FDR-Harry-Emerson-Fosdick liberal that he was. (In fact, the older he got, the more liberal he became, although he watched Crossfire religiously because, as he said, he wanted to know what the other side thought.) At any rate, he saved this article because it meant something to him ... it described him. I've looked for it for some time, and finally stumbled across it (as Sidney Harris used to say) while looking for something else.
My father died in 2001, and coming across this article has brought back some warm memories of the man who had more of an influence on my socio-poliitico-spiritual life than anyone else ... and a man whom I still miss deeply for his wisdom and his humor. I share it here simply as an offering.
Here is a link to a PDF of the below article.