Thursday, October 01, 2015

The battle for Free Speech

I blogged a few times in the last week about Freedom of speech and the idiotic ban, rapidly rescinded when they realised how silly they looked, by Warwick University Student Union against the ex-Muslim speaker Maryam Namazie.

There is a good article in the Speccie here by Brendan O'Neill which points out how depressingly common this sort of thing is, and makes the excellent point that if you only defend the freedom to say things you agree with you are not really doing much to defend free speech.

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