Tuesday, October 9, 2007


"The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion." -Henry Steele Commager

"We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still." -John Stuart Mill

"Fear of corrupting the mind of the younger generation is the loftiest of cowardice."
-Holbrook Jackson

"Censorship of anything, at any time, in any place, on whatever pretense, has always been and always be the last resort of the boob and the bigot." -Eugene Gladstone O'Neill

"Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings." -Heinrich Heine

"Every burned book enlightens the world."-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."-Voltaire

Illustration by Isaac Mao

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