Historically Temporary, Aye

“Censorship, during this ‘reversal,’ was essential, because ubiquitous, dangerous, and regressive notions were too quickly translated into practice. Indeed, censorship, for Marcuse, must be deeply pervasive, although historically temporary. The result, he promised, would be to restore real freedom, and the words ‘freedom’ and ‘liberty’ once again could attain their ‘true meaning’” (The Shadow University, p. 71).

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