Mary Beth Tinker, namesake of the “Tinker” decision, continues to be a free speech icon.» Read More
What does it mean to be “against ‘free speech?’”
On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we speak with Anthony Leaker. Earlier this year he wrote an essay for Cato Unbound called “Against ‘Free Speech’,” in which he professes skepticism of the prevailing free speech narrative in the West and argues that it is often used as a Trojan Horse for far-right wing and fascist propaganda.» Read More
On today’s episode of So to Speak we talk with Samuel Arbesman about his 2012 book, The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date.» Read More
On today’s episode of So to Speak, we talk with Zachary Wood about his new memoir, Uncensored.» Read More
We speak with Joseph Kahn, a filmmaker and Grammy-award-winning music video director who has directed videos for Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Maroon 5, and many other best-selling artists.» Read More
On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we discuss how decision-making, “information liquidity,” and luck fit into our daily lives — and how a solid understanding of these concepts can point to an underappreciated benefit of free expression.» Read More
On today’s episode of So to Speak, we speak with Jameel Jaffer, executive director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University.» Read More
On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we partner with the First Amendment Salon to present a conversation between former Solicitor General of the United States Donald B. Verrilli Jr. and University of Washington School of Law scholar Ronald Collins.
Verrilli was solicitor general of the United States from June 2011 to June 2016 and during that time he argued dozens of cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, including many First Amendment cases. He is now a partner with Munger, Tolles & Olson, and the founder of its Washington, D.C. [...] » Read More
There are very few exceptions to the First Amendment, and a “true threat” is one of them.
But defining a true threat isn’t easy. Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court first examined true threats in the 1969 case Watts v. United States, it’s been a messy doctrine. The court didn’t provide a definition of a true threat until many years after Watts, and even then questions still remained.
Tribalism and group polarization are on the rise. So too are rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide. On campuses, professors and students are afraid to speak out. And on social media, outrage mobs rule the day.
How did we get here?
On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by FIRE President and CEO Greg Lukianoff to discuss his new co-authored book with New York University professor Jonathan Haidt, “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.”
It’s a social science detective story [...] » Read More