Thought that is silenced is always rebellious. Majorities, of course, are often mistaken. This is why the silencing of minorities is necessarily dangerous. Criticism and dissent are the indispensable antidote to major delusions.
— Alan Barth, The Loyalty of Free Men (1951)
Posted by kazvorpal on September 8, 2009 in Politics
Tags: china, communist china, criticism, dissent, freedom of expression, liberty, majority rule, rebellion, repression, speech, tiananmen square, tyranny of the majority, unpopular but true
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