BPC Bulletin: Andrew Doyle's "Free Speech and Why It Matters"

News Reports and Commentary Selected by Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee.

 

A new book is on sale: Andrew Doyle’s Free Speech and Why It Matters.

The book defends the liberal idea of speech and critiques the contemporary notion that speakers must be punished when their speech seems to threaten social progress.

Doyle, a comedian and satirist, has a doctorate from the University of Oxford in Britain.

INTRODUCTION

In Spiked, Doyle writes:
https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/02/26/why-free-speech-matters/

BOOK REVIEWS

In The Critic, Simon Evans writes:

https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/april-2021/heavy-weights-and-hurty-words/

In Areo magazine, Helen Pluckrose writes:

https://areomagazine.com/2021/03/03/defending-the-key-liberal-value-andrew-doyles-free-speech-and-why-it-matters/

Ewell Gregoor writes:
https://ewellgregoor.wordpress.com/2021/03/03/book-review-free-speech-and-why-it-matters-by-andrew-doyle/

In UnHerd, Tomiwa Owolade writes:

https://unherd.com/2021/02/free-speech-warriors-are-the-real-puritans/

AUDIOVISUAL INTERVIEWS

Nick Gillespie, an editor at Reason magazine, interviews Doyle:

Why Millennials Hate Free Speech and What to Do About It - YouTube

At Ralston College in Savannah, Stephen Blackwood interviews Doyle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUBoDtcK1-A

Peter Whittle, the host of The New Culture Forum, interviews Doyle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PNCwFE_eiU

Jonathan Kay, an editor at Quillette, interviews Doyle:

https://quillette.com/2021/03/09/podcast-139-andrew-doyle-the-brain-behind-titania-mcgrath-on-his-new-and-very-serious-book-free-speech-and-why-it-matters/

Michael Shermer, the editor of Skeptic magazine, interviews Doyle:

https://www.skeptic.com/michael-shermer-show/andrew-doyle-free-speech-and-why-it-matters/

 

The Book and Periodical Council was formed in 1975 as the Book and Periodical Development Council to provide a venue for members to discuss industry issues, address mutual concerns and undertake projects for the benefit of Canadian writing and publishing.

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