I am writing a paper on Internet censorship in China and was considering starting it with a thought provoking epigram to draw the reader.

The title of the paper in question is:

China's Internet Censorship: Protecting or Controlling?

The epigram I was leaning towards was:

"Information is not to be feared and ideas are not enemies to be crushed" (Dorgan 2010)

Does this suit the purpose?

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    Do you have other choices? it's a bit difficult to judge in isolation. Jan 5, 2012 at 13:09
  • Suitable and effective for what? It would help if you provided us your thesis and whether this epigram is supposed to support your thesis, oppose it, or merely be thought-provoking.
    – justkt
    Jan 5, 2012 at 15:35

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If it effectively summarizes/reflects/prefaces the theme and import of your own paper, then yes.

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