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.


Blogger Dark Avenger said...

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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