A good cause can become bad
if we fight it with means
that are indiscriminately murderous.
A bad cause can become good
if enough people fight for it
in a spirit of comradeship and self-sacrifice.
In the end it is how you fight,
as much as why you fight,
that makes your cause good or bad.
~ Freeman Dyson, Disturbing the Universe (1979)________________________
Freeman Dyson Bibliography
Freeman Dyson, "Progress in Religion", May 16, 2000
Nicholas Dawidoff, "The Civil Heretic" in The New York Times, March 25, 2009
Charlie Rose, "A Conversation with Theoretical Physicist and Mathematician Freeman Dyson", August 14, 2009
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey