‘Free Speech’ Archive

Face, Respect, the Sin of Gossip, and ‘Freedom From Speech’ February 8, 2016 No Comments

The debate about ‘freedom from speech’ has accelerated.  Greg Lukianoff, author of the Freedom from Speech broadside, has cooperated with Jonathan Haidt, an author I have quoted on Blue Kennel to write an article for The Atlantic criticizing the concept of ‘freedom from speech’ and its negative impacts on mental health.  And I have done a […]

‘Freedom From Speech’ and Freedom From Other Things May 18, 2015 No Comments

“Freedom of speech” has been a slogan in America and the Western World for some time.  But how to explain the rise of “political correctness,” which has not much affected our civil law, but has affected policies on campus, and, as young people graduate from campus and enter the workplace, increasingly the workplace? Greg Lukianoff, […]

Islamist Hypocrisy on Free Speech: Suppose They Got What They Wanted? September 29, 2012 1 Comment

Eric Posner, legal scholar and son of the scholar and judge Richard Posner, declares in Slate that free speech is overrated and that internationally, even to a small degree in Europe, it needs to take a back seat to order. He seems to think that the United States government should have found a way to […]