Two quotes from an article The Press: Censorship, Pros & Cons published in TIME magazine December 31, 1945, 64 years ago today:

No one who does not dislike censorship should ever be permitted to exercise censorship.

-Director of U.S. Office of Censorship, Byron Price

Censorship is a necessary shield, “in democratic countries, including Russia,” against “all kinds of poisonous slander harmful to the cause of peace,” and is justified “as long as influential newspapers or private owners” commit slander.

-Quoting Russian writer N. Baltisky

Full article here.

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