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Samizdata quote of the day

I am reactionary on freedom of speech. I am for it. I have no time for the weasel words of pseudo-liberalism, that freedom must sometimes be curbed to advance freedom. It is like the tyrant’s censor who declares he approves of all criticism provided it is fair, constructive, offends no one and is not conducive to violence. That is free speech a la Putin. It is the more dangerous as it often has the best tunes.

- Simon Jenkins

5 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Mr Ed

    That is free speech a la Putin

    ‘Au Putin’, the man is an ignoramus. Like a stopped clock, however, he can be right on occasion, and here he is right, but it seems to me, regards his cause as lost.

  • Paul Marks

    I agree with what Simon Jenkins says here.

    I take it that he opposes the 1965 Race Relations Act and the other measures that have undermined freedom of speech in this land.

  • Rob

    He’d best leave the Guardian then.

  • CaptDMO

    So, does that sorta’ mean that a LAW proscribing that any “opinion” voiced MUST ALSO go to the expense and labor of simultaneously presenting “oppositionist opinion” (including and ESPECIALLY the official Ministry of Truth) probably shouldn’t be caaaaaaalled
    “Journolistick (sic)Freedom” laws? (via. U.S. so-called “progressives”, of course)

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