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“Solving the problem of existence is easy for Rakitin: ‘If you want to do something useful today, you can, for instance, fight for people’s civil rights or maintain the price of beef at a reasonable level; that would be a simple and more direct way of manifesting your love for mankind than playing with all kinds of philosophical theories.'”
— Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov, 1880

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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