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Quote of the Week

Sina Odugbemi's picture

"It’s a structural flaw of any totalitarian regime that the more you prohibit things the more valuable they become – it’s a market thing. If information is rationed and filtered, it becomes very valuable. One single word becomes a weapon, because you are not supposed to say it." 

-- Vladimir Bukovsky (as quoted in Financial Times, January 15, 2010)

 

Photo Credit: Yuri Fedorov (Commons Wikimedia)

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