Areopagitica - by John Milton

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John Milton passionately believed in freedom of speech. 

Defending it, in Parliament, he delivered one of the most-impassioned speeches, ever, on why people are entitled to express their thoughts without government-imposed restrictions.

That speech is set-forth in Areopagitica.

Read Milton's free-speech defense, then ask yourself this question:  Was Milton right?

This image depicts the cover of the work when it was published in 1644.

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