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Shut up and play nice: how the western world is limiting free speech

Posted by Secular on December 12, 2012

One of our Facebook followers alerted us to an article in the Washington Post, which describes how the ‘. . . decline of free speech has come not from any single blow but rather from thousands of paper cuts of well-intentioned exceptions designed to maintain social harmony.’ In particular, it cites a comment by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in her speech earlier this year before the United Nations: “Our tolerance must never extend to tolerating religious hatred.” The problem, there, is that we see a very broad interpretation of a once basic word, ‘hatred’.

This article is two months old, but is too valuable to ignore.


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