Just because you defend someone’s right to speak freely does not mean you agree with the content of their speech. You could vigorously disagree with what they are saying but still defend their right to say it. This video explains why, in a non-partisan way as always.
I also cover:
- A brief history of free speech/parrhesia which dates back to ancient Greece
- The rationale for free speech in the modern context, why it's so important for liberal democracy, and what happens when we loose this right
- Why anyone working for social justice who doesn't support free speech is hurting their own cause