On 9/3/13 4:28 PM, Marc A. Pelletier wrote:
On 09/03/2013 09:45 AM, Fred Bauder wrote:
Abusive nonsense does not make that fact go away. Someone,
actually, many someones, need to be trusted.
Доверяй, но проверяй.

I agree with your assessment of the risks of working with the PRC, I
simply think that if you think that those risks do not exist in our
"Western" countries, you are ignoring history.

I certainly agree with learning from history, but when it comes to censoring encyclopedias or similar reference works, are there good examples that might more concretely narrow down the specific type of thing we ought to be learning from history?

The best example of which I'm aware is the 1979 attempt by the U.S. Department of Energy to stop the publication of a reconstruction of the Teller-Ulam hydrogen bomb design. But that attempt ended up being unsuccessful, and encyclopedias (including Wikipedia) include that information. Are there more successful attempts?


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