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Words of Wisdom

  • When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
  • – Mark Twain
  • Whenever a particular freedom is put in question, freedom in general is put in question.
  • – Karl Marx
  • Too much consistency is as bad for the mind as it is for the body. Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
  • – Aldous Huxley
  • I didn’t really say everything I said.
  • – Yogi Berra


The shadow which haunts the power structure is the danger that those who are controlled will come to realize that they are powerless only so long as they think they are. Once people stop believing they are powerless, then the whole edifice which they support is in danger of collapse.
Against All Odds

Apologists for censorship invariably profess noble motives. They tell us that of course they are in favour of freedom of speech ‘in principle’ – then they go on to explain that ‘the greater good’ requires denying freedom of speech to people whose views they dislike.
Free speech for me – you shut up

If Hitchcock had made a film about neoliberal economics, the Chicago School of Economics would be the Bates Motel, Milton Friedman would be the demented proprietor, and Friedrich Hayek would be the dead mother in the attic.
Neoliberal House of Horrors

The Left has engaged in the futile pursuit of ‘moving the NDP to the left’ since 1933, achieving pretty much the same result as a dog chasing its tail.
Let’s Stop Kidding Ourselves About the NDP

Radical Digressions Comprehensive Subject Index

The Subject Index is designed to help you explore Radical Digressions by topic. There are individual pages for each topic, as well as an index page listing the most popular topics, and a separate comprehensive subject index listing more than 4,000 topics.
- Ulli Diemer


  1. Against Censorship
  2. The biggest threat to a free society is freedom of speech, says Canada’s Public Safety Minister
  3. Connexions
    Volume 10, Number 1 - Spring 1986 - The Arts and Social Change
  4. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 2 - Winter 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  5. Connexions Annual Overview: Human Rights, Civil Liberties
  6. Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
  7. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 2 - Issue 48 - Winter 1988-89 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  8. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  9. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  10. Connexions Digest
    Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  11. Connexions Digest
    Issue 53 - January 1991- A Social Change Sourcebook
  12. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook
  13. Diemer, Ulli
    Connexipedia Article
  14. Free Speech and Acceptable Truths
    Statement of the Alumni for Responsible Speech
  15. 'Free speech' - as long as it doesn't offend anyone
  16. Free Speech - Censorship: Ulli Diemer - Selected snippets & quotes from Radical Digressions
  17. Free speech for me - you shut up
  18. Interview with Ulli Diemer
  19. Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
  20. Legal decisions threaten press freedom
    Minus Five
  21. Obscenity exposed
  22. Opposing Censorship
  23. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 14, 2023
    Fading to Silence?
  24. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 16, 2014
    Arms Trade
  25. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 29, 2015
    Land seizures and land take-overs
  26. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
    Ecosocialism, environment, and urban gardening
  27. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2016
  28. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 1, 2017
    April 1 issue
  29. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 21, 2018
    Their Interent or Ours?
  30. Progressives shouldn't be begging the police to take more power
  31. Radical Digressions
  32. Radical Digressions 1
  33. Radical Digressions 2
  34. Radical Digressions 4
  35. Radical Digressions 5
  36. The Red Menace
    A libertarian socialist newsletter
  37. Tactics of desperation: Using false accusations of 'anti-semitism' as a weapon to silence criticism of Israel's behaviour
  38. Their Internet or Ours?
    Introduction to the April 21, 2018 issue of Other Voices

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