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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:171
AUTHOR:Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)
QUOTATION:I can imagine no greater disservice to the country than to establish a system of censorship that would deny to the people of a free republic like our own their indisputable right to criticise their own public officials. While exercising the great powers of the office I hold, I would regret in a crisis like the one through which we are now passing to lose the benefit of patriotic and intelligent criticism.
ATTRIBUTION:President WOODROW WILSON, letter to Arthur Brisbane, April 25, 1917.—Ray Stannard Baker, Woodrow Wilson, Life and Letters, vol. 6, p. 36 (1946).
SUBJECTS:Censorship
 
 
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