"I am boiling mad at the moment with the tyrannical ukase I received in this morning's mail from the American Medical Association, which, in the name of 'democracy' orders me to pay $25 into their treasury to fight 'socialized medicine,' like it or not. This represents what we are up against in our times." (273)
--William Carlos Williams to John Crowe Ransom, Jan. 15, 1949
Williams, William Carlos. The Selected Letters of William Carlos Williams. Ed. John C. Thirlwall. New York: McDowell, Obolensky, 1957. Print.