October 01, 2012

Censorship For the Common Good

The idea that censorship is something to be embraced for the common good has been around since at least Socrates, who you will no doubt not remember from your Intro. to Philosophy class, was the first to propose "the noble lie" as necessary to keeping the state well oiled and ordered.

Given the not-such-a-coincidence that his most loyal follower, Plato, named the very first institution of higher learning The Academy, it should come as no surprise that the neo-fascists have found such a welcome embrace in academia.

Your intellectual betters hard at work!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:41 AM | Comments |