liberticide

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liberticide

(lɪˈbɜːtɪˌsaɪd)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a destroyer of freedom
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the destruction of freedom
liˌbertiˈcidal adj

li•ber•ti•cide

(lɪˈbɜr təˌsaɪd)

n.
1. destruction of liberty.
2. a person who destroys liberty.
[1785–95]
li•ber`ti•cid′al, adj.

liberticide

1. the destruction of freedom.
2. the destroyer of freedom. — liberticidal, adj.
See also: Freedom
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This is consistent with the rest of Sciascia's oeuvre, in which power is always and everywhere oppressive and overwhelming, abusive and liberticidal.
World War I brought the --Sedition Act (among other liberticidal legislation) under which Eugene Debs, leader of the Socialist Party, was condemned to 10 years in jail for merely criticizing the government's decision to go to war.
To clarify the apparent contradiction between art's elective affinity with both freedom and unfreedom (not without echoing Freud's impulses of Eros and Thanatos), art is arguably a bulwark against heterophobia and liberticidal policies, as Paz suggested, even when many artists are quite differently inclined in their individual political views.
Liberticidal laws are not always ferociously enforced.