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Brendan O’Neill: ‘Censorship has an incredibly corrosive, infantilising impact across society’

What’s wrong with censorship? Isn’t it good for a society? Not necessarily. Brendan O’Neill suggests censorship actually infantilises people. “Censorship treats us as these children who have to have our ears and eyes covered by gracious people in positions of authority so that we never hear things that they’ve decided on our behalf are wrong…


What’s wrong with censorship? Isn’t it good for a society? Not necessarily. Brendan O’Neill suggests censorship actually infantilises people.

“Censorship treats us as these children who have to have our ears and eyes covered by gracious people in positions of authority so that we never hear things that they’ve decided on our behalf are wrong or incorrect or offensive.

“Everyone is reduced to the level of a child and as a consequence, your moral and mental muscles get weaker and weaker because they’re never called into use.”

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