Censorship: An Interesting View

December 7, 2018

I read “Former ‘Guardian’ Editor On Snowden, WikiLeaks And Remaking Journalism.”

I noted this passage:

In the modern world, it is very difficult to prevent good information (and sadly, bad information) … from being published, because it’s like water, and you can’t you can’t control it in the way that you could even 50 years ago. [emphasis added]

That 50 year date means that censorship was easy and presumably widely practiced in 1968.


How did I come to know about Prague Spring, the murder of Martin Luther King, the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy, anti-Vietnam protests, Surveyor 7, the moon landing, the strike in Paris, the Pueblo (remember Mogen David and the Grapes of Wrath), and my getting encouragement in my quest to index Latin sermons?

Telepathy? What did I miss?

Stephen E Arnold, December 7, 2018


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