Of course censorship is sometimes appropriate

‘[Hooker’s] Puritan opponents were not partners in a theoretical debate; they were Gnostic revolutionaries, engaged in a struggle for existential representation that would have resulted in the overthrow of the English social order, the control of the universities by Puritans, and the replacement of common law by scriptural law… Hooker perfectly understood, what today is so little understood, that Gnostic propaganda is political action and not perhaps a search of truth in the theoretical sense…’

This “debate” ‘would have to be closed by governmental authority.’

(Voegelin, The New Science of Politics)


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