A cultural "omniblog" covering matters literary as well as theatrical, musical, historical, cinematic(al), etc.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Quote of the Day (George Packer, on the Peril of Self-Censorship)
“The problem with free speech is that it’s hard,
and self-censorship is the path of least resistance. But, once you learn to
keep yourself from voicing unwelcome thoughts, you forget how to think them—how
to think freely at all—and ideas perish at conception.”— George Packer, “Comment: Mute Button,” The New Yorker, April 13, 2015
I'm a librarian (no, NOT a "cybrarian" or "information scientist" or any of the other trendy terms the profession has come up with), as well as a freelance writer/researcher; my political leanings are contrarian, much to the dismay of friends on the left and right, and so I will give anyone looking for my vote exactly what they deserve -- the back of my hand