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A phrase coined by the quakers during in the mid 1950s it was a call for the united states to stand firm against fascism and other forms of totalitarianism it is a phrase that seems to unnerve political right with reasonspeaking truth to power always has consequences for the speaker it is dangerous that is part of the definition of parrhesia the ancient greek word and concept of free or bold speechthere is an speaking truth to power is a non violent political tactic employed by dissidents against the received wisdom or propaganda of governments they regard as oppressive authoritarian or an ideocracy the phrase may have originated with a pamphlet speak truth to power speaking truth to power has become a popular way to describe taking a stand even when the people speaking truth to power are powerful themselves although the origin of the phrase is commonly ascribed to a 1955 book advocating against the cold war its appears to have been coined earlier by civil rights leader bayard rustincarolyn baker is a true revolutionary and fore runner for the emerging zeitgeist of what i have come to call the perennialist movementa trust built on the foundations of indigenous wisdom and spiritual heritage

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