In graduate thesis, John Brennan argued for government censorship: âToo much freedom is possibleâ
Charles C. Johnson
In his 1980 graduate thesis at the University of Texas at Austin, John Brennan denied the existence of âabsolute human rightsâ and argued in favor of censorship on the part of the Egyptian dictatorship.
âSince 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,â Brennan wrote. âInflamatory [sic] articles can provoke mass opposition and possible violence, especially in developing political systems.â
Brennan serves as President Barack Obamaâs national security advisor. Obama has nominated him to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.