The value of freedom of speech has recently been called into question. Speakers on college campuses and elsewhere have been subjected to the “heckler's veto,” and the legitimacy of this veto has been explicitly defended by many commentators. This turn of events is an opportunity to revisit the question: what is the point and value of free speech—especially when the speech at issue is morally offensive or dangerous? In this talk, the presenter explores this question and offers a candidate answer.
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