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Quote from Thomas I. Emerson,

"The right to freedom of expression is justified first of all as the right of an individual purely in his capacity as an individual. It derives from the widely accepted premise of Western thought that the proper end of man is the realization of his character and potentialities as a human being."


Thomas I. Emerson (more quotes by Thomas I. Emerson or books by/about Thomas I. Emerson)

(1907-1991) Lines Professor of Law, Yale University, author


Yale Law Journal, 1963


Civil Rights, Free Thought, Individual Rights, Individualism, Learning, Character


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