We Only Pretend to Defend Free Speech

From Standpoint on my forthcoming You Can’t Read This Book which is available for preorder at Amazon here

Why write a defence of freedom of speech? The postmodern Left regards the idea as pernicious and contemptible. Few go as far as the American literary theorist Stanley Fish, author of There’s No Such Thing as Free Speech: And It’s a Good Thing, Too, who announced, “The only way to fight hate speech or racist speech is to recognise it as the speech of your enemy. What you do in response to the speech of your enemy is not prescribe a medication for it but attempt to stamp it out.” But the professor is hardly the only “liberal” to believe that the state has the right to suppress offensive speech as if it were crushing an insurrection.

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5 thoughts on “We Only Pretend to Defend Free Speech

  1. Nick, little spelling error in the “from Standpoint” bit – avilable, you’ve worte, not avaylable.

    All the best.

  2. Stay away from anything haivng to do with his past romances, love life, or anything of that nature. Even though it may be funny in private, his new wife, or her parents might not be too keen.Stick to material such as reasons why he is your best friend, for example reminiscing on a time when he was there for you when you ran out of gas, or when your grandpa died. Then make the correlation between how hes such a (great/reliable/willing/listening/caring/devoted/sacrificing/etc.) friend, to how you know hes going to be as a husband, yada yada get it?Good luck

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