When all that matters (in politics) are impressions, emotions and myths, not facts, we are on the road to tyranny. https://t.co/NkfLqRDEhZ— jimbuie (@jimbuie) March 7, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
Even America, which has a long history of freedom of speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution, is continuing to learn, or relearn, the importance of competition in the marketplace of ideas. "True ideas need testing by false ones, lest they become mere prejudices and thoughtless slogans." https://t.co/f7SVrACWBq — jimbuie (@jimbuie)... Continue Reading →
The 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech in the U.S. : 2016 https://t.co/evlBoG3J3R via @HuffPostCollege — jimbuie (@jimbuie) February 17, 2016
Sedition Arrests in India Inflame Old Free-Speech Tensions https://t.co/4I6DhahHxX— jimbuie (@jimbuie) February 27, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
China’s scary lesson to the world: Censoring the Internet works. https://t.co/fiY45MbvuY — jimbuie (@jimbuie) May 24, 2016 Facebook is said to create censorship tool for China.
Assange's Years-old Vision Becomes Reality More on Julian Assange. Web. News. Governments are going to find it almost impossible to keep secrets in the future: https://t.co/ZNUZv6ceaH pic.twitter.com/TDxBRrZVM7 — Foreign Affairs (@ForeignAffairs) April 22, 2016
The essence of comedy is being critical, says John Cleese, and that means causing offense sometimes. But we shouldn't protect everyone from experiencing negative emotions by enforcing political correctness, he says. Cleese's latest book is "So, Anyway..." (http://goo.gl/D2D3cp). Cleese says he refuses to perform on American college campuses because they have become "politically correct," meaning... Continue Reading →
Freedom House publishes annual reports measuring various freedoms worldwide. Reporters Without Borders puts together an annual survey of press freedom around the world.