When addressing the subject of freedom of speech, there are several quotes to choose from. Voltaire, Churchill and Orwell have all offered their thoughts on the matter, but this article will begin with Benjamin Franklin’s: “Without freedom of thought, there …
Is no-platforming the right approach?
Quashing free speech has frightening connotations. While no-platforming a transphobe may seem tempting depending on your beliefs, would this be preferable to opening a dialogue on the prejudice the trans community faces?
Offence Versus Incitement: Notes from the Council of Europe Free Speech Conference
Offence fuels debate, but hate speech stifles it. Where should we draw the line?
Head to Head: Free Speech Should Never Be Limited
Guillermo Dillon and Matthew Collins debate the value of total free speech.
Free Speech Warriors Need to Sit Down
Michael Coleman challenges the idea that free speech is being squashed on university campuses.
There is, allegedly, a spectre haunting university campuses: the spectre of political correctness. And old white political commentators the world over have entered into an alliance to exorcise this spectre in all its supposed manifestations. Trigger warnings, safe spaces and …