Quote from Arthur Miller,
"The witch-hunt was a perverse manifestation of the panic which set in among all classes when the balance began to turn toward greater individual freedom. The witch-hunt was not, however, a mere repression. It was also, and as importantly, a long overdue opportunity for everyone so inclined to express publicly his guilt and sins, under the cover of accusations against the victims."
Arthur Miller (more quotes by Arthur Miller or books by/about Arthur Miller)
(1915-2005) American playwright, essayist, prominent figure in American theatre
The Crucible, 1953
Agnostic, Freedom, Hypocrisy, Individual Rights, Oppression, Reason, Religion, Tyranny