BPC Bulletin: Thinking about Free Speech in 2020

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

 

Two recent articles in U.S. magazines examine the liberal idea of free speech and its critics.

1) Is freedom of speech best upheld by law or culture?

In Reason, Ken White and Greg Lukianoff debate:

https://reason.com/2020/08/04/whats-the-best-way-to-protect-free-speech-ken-white-and-greg-lukianoff-debate-cancel-culture/

2) Is freedom of speech valuable? Does it even exist?

In Tablet, Blake Smith writes:
https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/arts-letters/articles/cancel-culture-stanley-fish-free-speech

 

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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