Now I'm not one of those knee-jerk libertarians who is "against censorship" in any context. I think some things are indefensible and deserve censorship. However it has been interesting to watch the various attempts to hold back the information tide of the internet by national governments. China has done a lot of blocking of sites, Egypt recently arrested a blogger for insulting islam. And this week Turkey has blocked YouTube because it hosts a video (a rather childish video by a young Greek nationalist) that insults Ataturk.
In light of this it is refreshing to come across LibriVox. This site "provides free audiobooks from the public domain." Works include Darwin's Origin of the Species, Marx and Engels Communist Manifesto and big chunks of the bible. Worth a look.
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