BPC Bulletin: U.S. Writers on the Democratic Left Consider Free Speech

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

The summer 2021 issue of Dissent — a left-wing journal published in the United States — devotes several pages to arguments about free speech.

Five writers present different perspectives.

COMMENTARY

“A Modest Exercise in Freedom” by Brian Morton

https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/a-modest-exercise-in-freedom

“Whose Free Speech?” by K-Sue Park

https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/whose-free-speech

“The Left Needs Free Speech” by Katha Pollitt

https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/the-left-needs-free-speech

“A Struggle, Not a Debate” by Natasha Lennard

https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/a-struggle-not-a-debate

“Social Media’s Sad Passions” by Asad Haider

https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/social-medias-sad-passions

 

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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