Quotation by Gertrude Himmelfarb

As liberty of thought is absolute, so is liberty of speech, which is "inseparable" from the liberty of thought. Liberty of speech, moreover, is essential not only for its own sake but for the sake of truth, which requires absolute liberty for the utterance of unpopular and even demonstrably false opinions.
Gertrude Himmelfarb (b. 1922), U.S. historian. On Looking Into the Abyss, ch. 4 (1994).

From "Liberty: 'One Very Simple Principle'," a paper written for a 1992 colloquium organized by the Institut fur die Vissenschaften vom Menschen.
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