The Press: Free & Uneasy

Like many another thinker, Poet John Milton was everlastingly confident that if truth and falsehood were to grapple in free and open encounter, "who ever knew Truth put to the worse?" Last week, 300 years further on in the unending conflict, the question whether truth and falsehood should meet in free and open encounter was still an issue:

¶ At Lake Success, the U.S.S.R.'s Alex, ander P. Morozov (a non-Miltonian) told a UNESCO committee that it was all very simple: "a small group of monopolists" kept most of the world press in chains; "communal ownership" (state monopoly) kept the Russian press free...

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