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"Two incompatible sacred values in American universities" Jon Haidt, Hayek Lecture Series - YouTube
On October 6, 2016, Professor Jonathan Haidt gave a Hayek Lecture at Duke. The event was co-sponsored by the programs in the History of Political Economy (HOPE), Philosophy, Politics, & Economics (PPE), and American Values and Institutions (AVI).
antifragility  free-speech  identity-politics  jonathan-haidt  microaggression  political-correctness  safe-space  social-justice  trigger-warning  victimhood-culture  video  youtube 
25 days ago by kogakure
The Free Speech Crisis on Campus Is Worse than People Think - Quillette
Last month Samuel Abrams, a politics professor at Sarah Lawrence College, published an op-ed in the New York Times titled, “Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School Administrators.
antifragility  free-speech  identity-politics  jonathan-haidt  microaggression  safe-space  social-justice  trigger-warning  victimhood-culture 
25 days ago by kogakure
Why free speech is sacred—even when it’s dangerous
NADINE STROSSEN: Censorship has always been used by those in power to stifle the voices of those who are criticizing them and seeking to bring about some kind of law reform.
censorship  free-speech  politics 
25 days ago by kogakure
EU Law Analysis: Freedom to insult? Balancing freedom of expression with religious tolerance in ECHR case law
"A recent judgment of the European Court of Human Rights has raised again the question of whether there should be limits on free speech when someone might be offended by it – in this case, concerning the Muslim faith. It’s a good opportunity to explain the context of the case and assess what – if any – limits should be acceptable on free speech in such cases."
EU  law  free-speech  islam 
5 weeks ago by pw201
Why William Sitwell’s vegan mockery is not a sackable offence | Zoe Williams | Opinion | The Guardian
It is not a threat of violence, unless we’re going to take every email at face value, every x as a kiss, call a lifeguard every time anyone says they’re drowning. It is not bigotry against a discriminated group
But nobody's saying it's a threat or bigotry against a discriminated group.
It is actually much more important than whether or not a magazine changes editor: if you can’t distinguish, intuitively and without reference to rules, between casual nob-endery and problematic hate speech, or even if you can, and you treat them both the same way for mischievous reasons, you leave yourself incapacitated in the face of either.
I can and am discriminating between them. He's a nob. Why do so many ostensibly left-wing Guardian writers spend their time these days writing apologia for nobs?
food  free-speech 
5 weeks ago by tkmharris
Universities: Is free speech under threat? - BBC News
Aside from being barely literate, this is surprisingly balanced
free-speech  media  bbc 
6 weeks ago by tkmharris
What duelling can teach us about taking offence | Aeon Essays
Such stories help to explain why Voltaire turns up so frequently in today’s debates over offensive speech

Pretty sure the reason Voltaire crops up so much is people using his quip about "I may not agree with what you say but I will defend &c." to defend shitty speech they agree with tbh
free-speech  history  aeon 
7 weeks ago by tkmharris
Free Speech Police - YouTube
If you want the Police to arrest people for their choice of words then you want to live in a police state.
free-speech  political-correctness  politics  video  youtube 
8 weeks ago by kogakure

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