Dec 28, 2016
Trevor says that freedom of expression today is like one of
those exotic animals that everybody says they love, but that still
appear to be heading inexorably towards extinction. Everywhere from
the internet to the universities, from football to the theatrical
stage, from out on the streets to inside our own minds, we are
allowing the hard-won right to freedom of expression to be reined
in and undermined.
There is an urgent need now to stand up for free speech as an indivisible right. The danger today is not just that we lose the free-speech wars, but that we risk surrendering our most precious liberty without a fight. Why has this right been slowly dying off?