I will be speaking today at the University of Texas at Arlington on “The Rise and Fall of Free Speech in The West” at the University Hall at 7 pm. Next week I will be returning to Texas for a debate with NYU Professor Jeremy Waldron on hate speech and speech codes on April 9th at Rice University in Houston.
I will be speaking with the faculty this afternoon at UTA before speaking this evening on the erosion of free speech protections in the West, particularly in Europe.
I look forward to meeting the faculty and students in Arlington.
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Perhaps this question from CNN’s Christiane Amanpour to James Comey will come up as how the 1st amendment protected media elite contribute towards the erosion of the very amendment they thrive under. She was referring to the campaign chant heard during the 2016 election cycle of lock her up!
Do you in retrospect wish that people like yourself, the head of the FBI, I mean, the people in charge of law and order, had shut down that language, that it was dangerous potentially, that it could have created violence, that it was kind of hate speech? Should that have been allowed?
I wrote this without noticing JT had a post about it already.
Professor……..you’ll be well-received…And tell them to please take you to Ft. Worth for a meal at Joe T. Garcia’s, and then on to the world’s shortest Texas longhorn trail drive next door, on the 6 block section of Chisholm Trail. Giddy-up!
Give ‘em hell and give no quarter in the debates. Democracy sustains on intellectually beating down atrocious ideas like “speech codes.”
Hate speech was more easy to define back in the days of the KKK. Soon we will be hearing that Trump’s criticism of NATO countries for not paying their share of the rent is hate speech. We have some new Congresswoman who wears a scarf on here head and gives out hate speech directed toward Israel.
“Hate speech” has NEVER been “easy to define.” You’re talking out your ass.
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