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Barring dangerous speech declared wrong by author

1 January 1949


Hortense Binderup reviews the ideas of Dr. Alexander Meiklejohn in his new book about free speech and self-government. Dr. Meiklejohn believes that no censorship should exist in a democracy, and that the power of public intelligence is enough. The author notes that the thoughts put forward in this book do not go along with the current political actions of the FBI and House Un-American Activities Committee. The author agrees with the ideas put forth in the book.


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