Tag : “free speech”

Written on Sep, 03, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

If you’re organizing out of some common interest, you can have lively debates about what to do, how things work, who’s right and wrong, and even core aspects of your intellectual paradigm. But if your only standard for membership in your power coalition is detailed adherence to your ideology, as is increasingly true for membership in elite circles, then it …

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Written on Aug, 28, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

A good defense of free speech from UC Berkeley chancellor Carol Christ: Nonetheless, defending the right of free speech for those whose ideas we find offensive is not easy. It often conflicts with the values we hold as a community — tolerance, inclusion, reason and diversity. Some constitutionally-protected speech attacks the very identity of particular groups of individuals in ways …

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Written on Mar, 07, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

From Bleeding Heart Libertarians, some interesting thoughts (not all of which I necessarily agree with, see #16) on free speech. It’s important to note, these thoughts pertain to public, not private, colleges and universities. Here’s a sample: Some people say we can’t “platform” ideas that could be used for evil. I look forward to seeing those same people demand we …

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