Tuesday, 4 September 2018

QotD: "Few contemporary theorists grasp that people oppose censorship not because they respect the words of the speaker but because they fear the power of the censor."


"Few contemporary theorists grasp that people oppose censorship not because they respect the words of the speaker but because they fear the power of the censor. It is astonishing that professed liberals, of all people, could have torn up the old limits, when they couldn’t answer the obvious next question: who decides what is offensive?"
~ Nick Cohen, from his article 'Political Correctness is Devouring Itself
[Hat tip Stephen Hicks]
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