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“For me the only training in self-rule we need is the ability to defend ourselves against the whole world and to live our natural life in perfect freedom, even though it may be full of defects. Good government is no substitute for self-government.”
— Gandhi, 1920

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The time, it is to be hoped, is gone by, when any defense would be necessary of the “liberty of the press” as one of the securities against corrupt or tyrannical government. … These words had scarcely been written, when, as if to give them an emphatic contradiction, occurred the Government Press Prosecutions of 1858.
—JS Mill, On Liberty, 1859