It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.

Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) American engineer, bureaucrat, President of the US (1928-32)
Speech, Colby College (8 Nov 1937)

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