Douglas Murray

Voicing Concerns

Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World

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Free Speech concludes with a chapter entitled ‘Courage’. Following on from some slightly technical chapters on modern communication networks, it seems an appropriate principle with which to conclude a book on free speech. For while methods of dissemination are important, the real battles for free speech always lie at the boundaries and are only ever pushed by a minority. Being at those boundaries requires courage, and even sometimes recklessness.

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