In a previous post, I opined a bit about cancel culture. However, I highly recommend the Twitter thread posted yesterday by Oxford Politics Professor, Teresa M. Bejan. She makes the case, in line with John Stuart Mill, that social constraints on speech and expression are often more deleterious to free thought and inquiry than legal constraints.
Even if you find yourself disagreeing with Professor Bejan, you’ll be better off having read it. Here is how it begins:
1/ It’s also worth asking today: what exactly makes speech “free”?
— Teresa M. Bejan (@tmbejan) July 16, 2020