Category Archives: Freedom of speech

Harvey and Tommy

How’s he gonna get a fair trial? The banner headline at Drudge. HARVEY IN HELL RAPE CASE INDICTMENT Compare and contrast: British Media: Lockstep Lies: Did the Daily Mail’s lawyers have to check with the British government, which had placed a … Continue reading

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Dangerous to our freedom and our culture

From The Conservative Case for Breaking Up Monopolies Such as Google and Facebook. Tucker Carlson ✔@TuckerCarlson The big digital monopolies demand that we conform to their worldview and shut us down when we dissent. They have too much power. They … Continue reading

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Hamilton on free speech

Clive Hamilton has been in the US talking down Australian universities. Prominent Australian academic Clive Hamilton has told a powerful US congressional committee in Washington that Australian universities are so financially beholden to China that they have abandoned their principles … Continue reading

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John Stuart Mill on free speech

Reprinted from Instapundit. A MUST-READ FOR POTENTIAL SNOWFLAKES: All Minus One, a beautifully illustrated and smartly abridged version of John Stuart Mill’s arguments for free speech in “On Liberty,” is just out at Heterodox Academy, which hopes it will become required … Continue reading

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They believe they have a right and duty to keep you ignorant

Your choices are being limited by people on the left side of the political spectrum who prevent you from hearing alternative points of view because you might think these other views are actually correct. If they thought you would never … Continue reading

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Lindsay Shepherd and Mark Steyn discuss free speech

On the off chance you think the generations coming through to replace the generation moving on are in some sense onside with the notion of free speech and an open society, then watch this video. As they discuss, argument from … Continue reading

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Mario Vargas Llosa: Political Correctness vs Freedom

Would he be allowed to say this on a campus near you? Or in China. h/t Brian Gladish on Facebook Critical Rationalism page. His new book The Call of the Tribe refers to seven champions of liberalism – influential authors: … Continue reading

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Very important defence of free speech by Mark Steyn

A serious warning about the threat to free speech by protracted lawfare even in the face of the First Amendment. Not to mention the situation in Canada. Also the danger of allowing the validity scientific hypotheses to be litigated and … Continue reading

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Who you calling shouty?

This morning the Cat got mentioned in despatches – well, actually the Australian. Former editor in chief Chris Mitchell was writing about the social media pile on, good journalism, free speech, and academic freedom.  He raised the issue of Clive … Continue reading

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The state of free speech in Britain

Not good. Our survey, ranking 115 UK universities using our traffic-light system, shows that 55 per cent of universities now actively censor speech, 39 per cent stifle speech through excessive regulation, and just six per cent are truly free, open … Continue reading

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