About The Mouse
I remember so well the founding days of IRD. We were such a small and humble organization, so few of us, so lightly funded. Yet we had strong hearts, bold ambitions, and lots and lots of good information… It struck me in those days – remembering my Virgil – ‘Mountains trembled, and out ran a little mouse.’ I have always thought that the symbol of IRD ought to be a mischievously grinning mouse, because as an organization we were so tiny, and so squeaky-voiced. Whereas, the huge buildings in New York we so squeakily called to account were massive, well-funded, and elegantly equipped with all the instruments of propaganda. This little mouse did its best imitation of a roar, and those buildings shook.
Michael Novak, IRD Board Member Emeritus