A Quote by Marian Botsford Fraser on absence, abuse, boldness, censorship, citizenship, criticism, danger, execution, fame, fear, freedom, government, human rights, ignorance, life, obedience, politics, privacy, religion, silence, uncertainty, weapons, a

Censorship is almost systematically the weapon of first resort for governments in uncertain political situations. So not only are the famous writers and bold journalists in danger; at every level of public and private life, the freedoms to think, read or write are denied. In the absence of a free press, other human rights abuses flourish unabated. Nothing is reported, criticized, questioned. The example of imprisonment, torture or execution imposes a further silence. A blindly obedient mob mentality is encouraged, driven by extremist religious or ethnic loyalties. The citizens do not know what is happening. Fear and ignorance permeate discussion.

Marian Botsford Fraser

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A Quote by Mae West on belief, censorship, and fortune

I believe in censorship. After all, I made a fortune out of it.

Mae West (1892 - 1980)

Source: "My Little Chickadee," 1940.

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A Quote by John Perry Barlow on censorship and internet

The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.

John Perry Barlow (1947 -)

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A Quote by John Gilmore on censorship

The Net interprets censorship as damage . . . and routes around it.

John Gilmore

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A Quote by Granville Hicks on censorship

A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.

Granville Hicks (1901 - 1982)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on censorship and extremism

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: The Rejected Statement

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on books, censorship, and logic

Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody can read.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Clare Boothe Luce on censorship, charity, and home

Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but unlike charity, it should end there.

Clare Boothe Luce (1903 - 1987)

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A Quote by Bennett Cerf on business, censorship, and people

Censor: A self-appointed snoophound who sticks his nose in other people's business.

Bennett Cerf

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A Quote by Benjamin Barr Lindsey on censorship, christ, and jesus

Pontius Pilate was the first great censor, and Jesus Christ the first great victim of censorship.

Benjamin Barr Lindsey (1869 - 1943)

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