October 16th 2012
In this essay, David Cole, formerly professor at Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C., expounds an American liberal view of the ever-contentious issue of free speech. He makes a compelling case against any attempts to regulate free speech by law and for “tolerance for the intolerant”. Cole is convinced that hatred and hate speech cannot be equitably and effectively combatted by “empowering the state to limit speech”, but, on the contrary, by protecting everyone’s right to express their opinion, however offensive it may be to others.
By David Cole