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Quotation by E.M. Forster
We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.
E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879–1970), British novelist, essayist. "The Tercentenary of the Areopagitica," Two Cheers for Democracy (1951).
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