The notion that the church, the press, and the universities should serve the state is essentially a Communist notion. In a free society these institutions must be wholly free –- which is to say that their function is to serve as checks upon the state.

Alan Barth (1906-1979) American journalist
The Rights of Free Men: An Essential Guide to Civil Liberties (1984)
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