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Newspaper editor: Erosion of free speech ‘prerequisite of totalitarianism’ [VIDEO]

In part four of his exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Lars Hedegaard, the editor of the Swedish weekly newspaper Dispatch International who narrowly escaped an assassin’s bullet, explained why free speech is so important.

“It’s [the erosion of free speech] the prerequisite of totalitarianism,” Hedegaard said. “That’s the first thing a dictator will do. He will scare or assassinate people who criticize him.”

Catch up with any of the parts of this week’s interviews you may have missed here:

Lars Hedegaard on the issue that nearly led to his murder: immigration

Assassination survivor: Why hide the truth on Benghazi? Americans should ask

Lars Hedegaard: ‘Stand up absolutely for free speech’

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