Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
William Orville Douglas (18981980)
The truth is that a vast restructuring of our society is needed if remedies are to become available to the average person. Without that restructuring the good will that holds society together will be slowly dissipated. It is that sense of futility which permeates the present series of protests and dissents. Where there is a persistent sense of futility, there is violence; and that is where we are today.
Justice WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, Points of Rebellion, p. 56 (1970).