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Quote from E. M. Forster,

"We are willing enough to praise freedom
when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance.
In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee,
we get nervous about her, and admit censorship."


E. M. Forster (more quotes by E. M. Forster or books by/about E. M. Forster)

(1879-1970) English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and librettist


Two Cheers for Democracy, 1951


Censorship, Fear, Freedom, Liberty, Security, Speech


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