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Quote from Henry Steele Commager,

"The justification and the purpose of freedom of speech
is not to indulge those who want to speak their minds.
It is to prevent error and discover truth.
There may be other ways of detecting error and
discovering truth than that of free discussion,
but so far we have not found them."


Henry Steele Commager (more quotes by Henry Steele Commager or books by/about Henry Steele Commager)

(1902-1998) Historian and author


Freedom and Order, 1966


Freedom, Individual Rights, Liberty, Press, Respect, Speech, Truth


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