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Quote from Carey McWilliams,

"Whatever the individual motives of the censors may be, censorship is a form of social control. It is a means of holding a society together, of arresting the flux which censors fear. And since the fear cannot be appeased, the demands for censorship mount in volume and intensity. And one form of censorship can easily lead to other forms."


Carey McWilliams (more quotes by Carey McWilliams or books by/about Carey McWilliams)

(1905-1980) American author, editor, and lawyer


Censorship: For And Against, 1971


Censorship, Fear, Power, Prejudice, Socialism, Speech


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