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We live in oppressive times. We have, as a nation, become our own thought police; but instead of calling the process by which we limit our expression of dissent and wonder "censorship," we call it "concern for commercial viability."
David Mamet (b. 1947), U.S. playwright. "Radio Drama," Writing in Restaurants (1986).
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