The widely made claim that hate speech against the Jews was a primary factor of the Holocaust has no empirical support.
An increasingly multicultural, multiethnic, and multireligious world doesn’t call for less diversity of speech, but for more.
It’s important to defend the free society against the fear society. It’s also crucial to stand for the values of secular democracy.
Taking offence has never been easier, or indeed more popular: many have developed sensitivity so exquisite that it has become excessive.
We need a serious debate about free speech in a globalized world in order to avoid ad hoc, short-term decisions to calm emotions.
We need a global movement to fight blasphemy and other insult laws, and the European Union should lead the way by removing them. Europe should…
In today’s grievance culture, with its identity politics, the grievance lobby has succeeded in shifting the fulcrum of the human rights debate.
Leading Nazis, such as Joseph Goebbels and Theodor Fritsch were all prosecuted by the Weimar Republic for their anti-Semitic speech.
Europe must shed the straitjacket of political correctness, which makes it impossible to criticize minorities for anything.
In Hirsi Ali’s view, we need more depictions of Muhammad, including an Islamic version of Monty Python’s Jesus comedy, The Life of Brian.
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