• At the heart of that western freedom and democracy is the belief that the individual the touchstone of value, and all society, all groups, and states, exist for that person's benefit. Therefore the enlargement of liberty for individual human beings must be the supreme goal and the abiding practice of any western society.

    Robert F. Kennedy's Day of Affirmation Address at the University of Capetown, South Africa, June 6, 1966.
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