JDP Reference in John Lewis Tribute

Major Dos Passos allusion in CBS journalist John Dickerson’s recent tribute to civil rights icon John Lewis. Wow. The quote is from Dos Passos’s The Ground We Stand On (1941). Here an excerpt from Dickerson’s article including the allusion:

“The political book in that backpack starts with a quote from the writer John Dos Passos: ‘In times of change and danger when there is a quicksand of fear under men’s reasoning, a sense of continuity with generations gone before can stretch like a lifeline across the scary present.’ John Lewis was that lifeline. He still is.”