Every discovery in pure science is potentially subversive; even science must sometimes be treated as a possible enemy.
By his heretical views on sport and soma, by the scandalous unorthodoxy of his sex-life, by his refusal to obey the teachings of Our Ford and behave out of office hours, ’even as a little infant,’ " (here the Director made the sign of the T), "he has proved himself an enemy of Society, a subverter, ladies and gentlemen, of all Order and Stability, a conspirator against Civilization itself.
He sat for some time, meditatively frowning, then picked up his pen and wrote across the title-page: "The author’s mathematical treatment of the conception of purpose is novel and highly ingenious, but heretical and, so far as the present social order is concerned, dangerous and potentially subversive.
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The Chinese activist was imprisoned for inciting subversion of state power.
Let all our neighbors know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or subversion anywhere in the Americas.
Kennedy, John F. -- John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address