New Yorker Writer Wants to Do Away with America’s Free Speech in Favor of European-Style ‘Robust Debate’

August 11, 2015

By Anthony Hennen at Red Alert Politics

An article in the New Yorker questions the American devotion for free speech, dismissing “speech nuts” who seem irrational by European standards.

Kelefa Sanneh, a contributor to the New Yorker since 2001, critiques Mary Katharine Ham and Guy Benson’s End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun), expanding into the role of free speech, public debate, and American cultural norms...