Tag Archives: free speech

The Spirit of Marcuse

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Yesterday, in the comments to this post, I linked to a progressive’s call for censoring “intolerant” speech, something I’ve been hearing increasingly over the past year or so. Although the post quotes Karl Popper, it reminded me of … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: On Nazi Marches

Blowhard, Esq. writes: It is useful to consider the three primary arguments set forth by Skokie in support of its effort to forbid the march. First, the village argued that the display of the swastika promoted “hatred against persons of Jewish … Continue reading

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More on the Decline of Free Speech

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “KEVIN SYSTROM, THE CEO of Instagram, was at Disneyland last June when he decided the internet was a cesspool that he had to clean up.” Oh goodie. I’m sure he’ll only use his powers for good. Telling Zuckerberg to … Continue reading

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Free Speech Under Attack

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Do people care about free speech? Did they ever really? A recent spate of stories has me wondering. INB4 some lawyer or lawyer wannabe notes that three of these stories don’t involve state action, therefore the First Amendment … Continue reading

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We Need More Free Speech, for More Students, for More Science High!

Fenster writes: I have written before that I am not a free speech absolutist but that it is a damn close-run thing.  From a gut point of view I reflexively support free speech, and so I suppose I am objectively … Continue reading

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What the President of Middlebury Did Not Say

Fenster writes: Charles Murray was properly incensed over the egregious actions of those protesting his recent appearance at Middlebury College.  At the same time he was gracious and generous as regards the way the Administration handled the event. In truth … Continue reading

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Gallup Weighs in on Free Speech on Campus

Fenster writes: Gallup has released the results of polling on the issue of free speech on campus.

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