Questioning: something to think about

Something to think about as the day begins: the concept of the right to question, and when/how it can become a tool of totalitarians. When does the desire to know become the desire to expose?

Belmont Club
Canetti thought that the real tools of totalitarians were not simple brutality but “the right to question and to demand answers, the right to judge and condemn, and the right to pardon and show mercy.”