NuVision Publications, LLC, 2010 - 48 pagina's
In 1644 the English poet and man of letters, John Milton, published the Areopagitica as an appeal to Parliament to rescind their Licensing Order of June 16th, 1643. This order was designed to bring publishing under government control by creating a number of official censors to whom authors would submit their work for approval prior to having it published. Milton's argument, in brief, was that precensorship of authors was little more than an excuse for state control of thought. Recognizing that some means of accountability was necessary to ensure that libellous or other illegal works were kept under control, Milton felt this could be achieved by ensuring the legal responsibility of printers and authors for the content of what they published.
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - trstockand - LibraryThing
I used Areopagitica as the basis for my term paper in one of my history courses. Milton was one of the first to claim the need for a free press as an essential check on the powerful. I purchased this copy when I was still in high school for 25 cents at a garage sale of a neighbour up the street. Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - wonderperson - LibraryThing
This guy is the apologist for freedom of the press. An LSE Public Lecture Tribute to the late Roger Silverstone is the inspiration. Volledige review lezen