The Religious Society of Friends, commonly referred to as the Quakers, is a Christian denomination founded in England in the seventeenth century. While the Friends are small in number, totaling somewhere around 350,000 worldwide, they have made a large impact on the world through strong traditions of peace and social justice. Many well-known nongovernmental organizations were founded by Quakers, including Greenpeace and Amnesty International. Another Friends-affiliated nonprofit group, the American Friends Service Committee, was founded in 1917 and is committed to carrying out "service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world". At the height of the "Red Scare" in 1955, the AFSC published a pamphlet called "Speak Truth To Power" advocating a peaceful resolution to the Cold War. The phrase "speaking truth to power" endures today, often used for anyone who maintains an unpopular position in the face of criticism or ridicule. In these heady days of Carpocalypse, it takes a brave man to stick up for the downtrodden Pentastar, as Deartháir did in the discussion of the Chrysler 200C EV Concept:
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