Henry Fonda, speaking Gore Vidal’s words, quoting Bertrand Russell in “The Best Man” — 1964

bestman“Well, as Bertrand Russell said, ‘people in a democracy tend to think they have less to fear from a stupid man than an intelligent one.’ Actually, it’s the other way around. It’s the stupid man.” — Henry Fonda as presidential candidate William Russell in “The Best Man” (1964) On TCM at the moment.

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