On Freedom of the Press (4)
As a privilege of particular individuals or a privilege of the human mind?

Marx, Karl
Date Written:  1842-05-12
Publisher:  Rheinische Zeitung
Year Published:  1842
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX10940

From the standpoint of the idea, it is self-evident that freedom of the press has a justification quite different from that of censorship because it is itself an embodiment of the idea, an embodiment of freedom, a positive good, whereas censorship is an embodiment of unfreedom, the polemic of a world outlook of semblance against the world outlook of essence; it has a merely negative nature.

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