Sunday, May 27, 2018

Ross Douthat: "Free Speech Will Not Save Us"

I've only read this once, but I thought it was pretty damn good.
   I doubt that anyone explicitly thinks that free speech is a sufficient condition for solving the relevant problems...but they also may not have explicitly recognized that it's more like a mere necessary condition.
   Also it's good to articulate the point (IMO) that First Amendment protections alone aren't enough. We would be better off with a broader conception of free expression that would prevent people from having their lives ruined for falling afoul of this or that sacred opinion on one side or the other.
   Anyway, I liked the column--though a more accurate title would be: Free Speech Alone Is Unlikely To Save Us.

1 Comments:

Blogger Dark Avenger said...

https://xkcd.com/1357/

That being said, the NFL owners, with the exception of the one who owns the Jets, are seemingly unaware of the Streisand Effect.

11:34 AM  

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