"The struggle to see things as they are is perhaps the fundamental driver of Western civilisation. There is a long but direct line from Aristotle and Archimedes to Locke, Hume, Mill & Darwin and from there through Orwell and Churchill to (MLK's) Letter From Birmingham City Jail. It is the agreement that objective reality exists, that people of good will can perceive it and that other people will change their views when presented with the facts of the matter."
Thomas E Ricks
Churchill & Orwell: The Fight for Freedom