“If we don’t try to solve the fundamental problem behind the speech that we dislike and work only to mitigate the symptom — by censoring it — we drive the problem somewhere else.”
This week, Professor James D. Long hosts an eclectic group of thinkers to discuss the recent op-ed by Professor Victor Menaldo on free speech and liberal democratic politics, published in the Seattle Times.
They are joined by Susan Whiting, Professor of Political Science at the UW, Jamie Mayerfeld, Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor in Law, Societies and Justice, Brian Leung, PhD student at the UW and Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, as well as Mark Smith, Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of Comparative Religion and Communication.
At the end of the conversation, Jamie Mayerfeld recommends an article by Magnus Vindig on Compassionate Free Speech.
Produced by Nicolas Wittstock
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