Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on April 11, 2018

in Media, Philosophy of Freedom

… is from page 434 of Liberty Fund’s 2011 collection of Frédéric Bastiat’s writings, The Man and the Statesman: The Correspondence and Articles on Politics – which is the first volume in what will eventually be six volumes of The Collected Works of Frédéric Bastiat; specifically, this quotation is from Bastiat’s 1848 essay “Freedom” (original emphasis):

We may be distressed to see writers delight in stirring up all forms of evil passion.  However, to hobble the press is also to hobble truth as well as lies.  Let us, therefore, take care never to allow the freedom of the press to die.

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