So to Speak podcast: Debating ‘Is there a campus free speech crisis?’ with Sullivan, Haidt, Nossel, Sachs, & Foster
Is there a campus free speech crisis?
In March, FIRE staff discussed the question. On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we put the question to others and feature audio from a live debate that occurred on May 8 in New York City.» Read More
Anthony Comstock is a name that has become synonymous with censorship in America.
In 1873, he founded the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, and his career led to the confiscation or incineration of more than 3 million pieces of allegedly “obscene, lewd, or lascivious” material.
On this episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we speak with Fashion Institute of Technology Professor Amy Werbel about her new book, “Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock,” and the legacy of Comstock’s “Comstockery.”
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What are the greatest threats to a free press in America, and how have they changed in recent years?» Read More
In January, President Donald Trump called America’s libel laws “a sham and a disgrace.” Are they?» Read More
Is there a campus free speech crisis? On this episode Nico is joined by FIRE’s Will Creeley and Samantha Harris to discuss this simmering question.» Read More
In 2012, a same-sex couple entered Masterpiece Cakeshop and asked its owner, Jack Phillips, to create a cake for their wedding reception in Denver, Colorado. Phillips declined the request, reportedly telling the couple, “Sorry guys, I don’t make cakes for same-sex weddings.”» Read More
Former Evergreen State College professor Bret Weinstein describes himself as a “professor in exile.” The evolutionary biologist left Evergreen last September in the fallout from the controversy surrounding the school’s planned Day of Absence programming.» Read More
Most Americans are familiar with The Great Wall of China. Fewer are familiar with the Great Firewall of China.» Read More
Hamilton retired from his position as University of Alaska president in 2010. However, his memo lives on in FIRE lore as the gold standard for a university president’s response to a campus free speech controversy.» Read More
So to Speak podcast: Professor Randall Kennedy on ‘The Forgotten Origins of the Constitution on Campus’
Has the history of how our constitutional rights came to be protected on campus been forgotten?
Professor Randall L. Kennedy believes it has. It’s a history even he wasn’t familiar with until recently. On this episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, Professor Kennedy explains how civil rights activists in the 1950s and 60s secured early victories for free speech, due process, and public assembly on high school and college campuses.
Professor Kennedy teaches courses on contracts, criminal law, and the regulation of race relations at Harvard Law School, and he is the author of “The Forgotten [...] » Read More