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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Title Page413
Description PAPERS AS SEEN BY PRO'S AND OTHERS "Why should freedom of speech and freedom of the press be allowed? Why should a government which is doing what it believes to be right allow itself to be criticized? It would not allow opposition by lethal weapons. Ideas are much more fatal things than guns. Why should any man be allowed to buy a printing press and disseminate pernicious opinion calculated to embarrass the government?" Those were the words of Nikolai Lenin, whose theories gave rise to Soviet Russia's unswerving Communistic regime. "There is a terrific disadvantage not to have the abrasive quality of the press applied to you, to an administration, even though we never like it, and even though we wish they didn't write it and even though we disapprove. There isn't any doubt that we could not do the job at all in a free society without a very, very active press." The terminology of John F. Kennedy, president of the United States, 1961-1963. "If there is one thing we ought to be careful about it is in regard to interfering with the liberty of the press. I think it is a great deal better to err a little bit on the side of having too much discussion and having too virulent language used by the press, rather than to err on the side of having them not say what they ought to say. " The words of another president, Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909. "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have government without newspapers or newspapers without government, I should not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those newspapers and be capable of reading them." And still another president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, 1801-1809. The scholarly Jefferson had other quotable thoughts on the subject. "When the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe," he said. And on another occasion, the third American president stated, "The press is the best instrument for enlightening the mind of man, and improving him as a rational, moral and social being." Yet another oft-quoted Jefferson statement is, "The only security of all is in a free press. . . no government ought to be without censors; and when the press is free no one ever will." 413
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416424
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416424