A surprising read: nearly 400 years after it was written, Milton’s impassioned defence of freedom of the press continues to be topical, and the arguments used by the author are still valid today. There are always those who claim to know better than we do about what we should be allowed to read, whether for religious, political or personal convenience. Censorship reveals itself in many different ways, with the most diverse pretexts. But it still remains an intolerable abuse.
Translation by Silvia Accorrà (edited by Roma O’Flaherty)