Areopagitica by John Milton

"Areopagitica" is a powerful 17th-century polemic against censorship and a passionate defense of the freedom of speech and expression. The author argues against the Licensing Order of 1643, which allowed the British government to censor literature and other forms of expression. He asserts that censorship is a form of tyranny and that in a true republic, freedom of thought and discussion should be promoted, not suppressed. The author also contends that exposure to a wide range of viewpoints, including those that may be false or harmful, is necessary for intellectual and moral growth.

The 1831st greatest book of all time


Published
1644
Nationality
British
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
31,000
Original Language
English

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