A Meeting with Justice William O. Douglas
Robert Allen, Jr.
[Reprinted from Equal Rights, date not
Bob Allen, Jr. recently commented on this incident in his Georgist
"I am reminded of my own visit with the late Justice William O.
douglas. I was then the Director of the Washington, D.C. Extension of
the Henry George School of Social Science. As the Director, I was
asked to present him with a copy of the 75th Anniversary Edition of
Henry George's Progress and Poverty. But I seized the opportunity to
discuss the threats posed by Senator Joseph McCarthy and Communism and
I shall never forget his reply. He turned to his window in thought and
then again to me and said: 'Young Man, only a better idea like that of
Henry George will stop McCarthy or Communism.'"