"So the teaching of communication will always be with us–in some honored or fugitive place–just as it has been with us for twenty centuries or more. It will be with us for the most fundamental of reasons: Freedom goes to the articulate. After all, with effective communication I decide who will pay me or love me or vote for me. With effective communication I decide if my people will continue to suffer social discrimination or joblessness or mental distress. With effective communication I decide who will share my truths, honor my gods, appreciate my history."
Dr. Roderick Hart, University of Texas at Austin