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In graduate thesis, John Brennan argued for government censorship: ‘Too much freedom is possible’

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Charles C. Johnson
Daily Caller [1]
Jan 23, 2013

In his 1980 graduate thesis at the University of Texas at Austin [2], John Brennan denied the existence of “absolute human rights” and argued in favor of censorship on the part of the Egyptian dictatorship.

“Since the press can play such an influential role in determining the perceptions of the masses, I am in favor of some degree of government censorship,” Brennan wrote. “Inflamatory [sic] articles can provoke mass opposition and possible violence, especially in developing political systems.”

Brennan serves as President Barack Obama’s national security advisor. Obama has nominated him to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.

The thesis, “Human Rights: A Case Study of Egypt,” was a requirement for Brennan’s Master of Arts degree in government with a Middle Eastern studies concentration. It grew out of his time studying at the American University in Cairo.

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/23/in-graduate-thesis-john-brennan-argued-for-government-censorship-too-much-freedom-is-possible/

[2] his 1980 graduate thesis at the University of Texas at Austin: http://www.scribd.com/doc/121759580/John-Brennan-MA-these-at-UT-Austin

[3] John Brennan: The Nexus of Torture and Drone Assassinations: http://www.prisonplanet.com/john-brennan-the-nexus-of-torture-and-drone-assassinations.html

[4] Report: Michael Hastings Was Investigating CIA Director John Brennan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-michael-hastings-was-investigating-cia-director-john-brennan.html

[5] White House witch hunt of journalists spearheaded by CIA head John Brennan, says leaked email: http://www.prisonplanet.com/white-house-witch-hunt-of-journalists-spearheaded-by-cia-head-john-brennan-says-leaked-email.html

[6] Brennan takes oath on draft Constitution—without Bill of Rights: http://www.prisonplanet.com/brennan-takes-oath-on-draft-constitution%e2%80%94without-bill-of-rights.html

[7] Senator: Kagan Argued Government Could Ban Books: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senator-kagan-argued-government-could-ban-books.html

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