Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate

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Freedom From Speech

Freedom from Speech

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Free Speech

In Freedom From Speech,  author and First Amendment lawyer Greg Lukianoff offers a troubling and provocative theory on why we can expect challenges to freedom of speech to grow in the coming decades, both in the United States and abroad. Lukianoff analyzes numerous examples of the growing desire for “intellectual comfort,” such as the rise of speech restrictions around the globe, as well as the increasing media obsession of punishing “offensive” utterances, jokes, and opinions within the United States. To provide a preview of where we may be headed, Lukianoff points to American college campuses, where speakers are routinely disinvited for their opinions, where students increasingly demand “trigger warnings” for classics like The Great Gatsby, and where students are told that they cannot even hand out copies of the Constitution outside of designated “free speech zones.” Lukianoff explains how global populations are increasingly arguing not for freedom of speech, but, rather, freedom from speech.

Unlearning Liberty and Freedom from Speech

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