ERI: Modular Argument for Freedom of Speech

The Eternally Radical Idea

The first-ever Excessively Prestigious Award goes to Jonathan Rauch's book "Kindly Inquisitors." Read more


The Eternally Radical Idea

The most important personal takeaway from Julia Galef’s excellent “The Scout Mindset" is that you do not, in fact, have to be self-deceived to be happy. Read more


The Eternally Radical Idea

The winner of the Feb. 2021 Prestigious Ashurbanipal award is Martin Gurri’s “The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium." Read more


The Eternally Radical Idea

Mill’s (invincible) Trident: an argument every fan (or opponent) of free speech must know Read more


The Eternally Radical Idea

Especially in an election year, disagreeing without dehumanizing those who oppose us is more important than ever. Read more


The Eternally Radical Idea

A UNT administrator declined to issue a statement condemning vandalism because of a mistaken belief they shouldn’t interfere with the right to engage in the “heckler’s veto.” Read more


The Eternally Radical Idea

At Loyola Marymount, another student government plays censor after student senator is impeached for supporting Trump Read more


The Eternally Radical Idea

This is the perfect opportunity to explain three free speech concepts in my “modular argument” that will really help you understand what’s at play here. Read more


The Eternally Radical Idea

The idea that you must not ban something simply because it is offensive is one of the most fundamental elements of free speech and First Amendment law. Read more


The Eternally Radical Idea

The metaphor doesn’t capture free speech’s most fundamental function: Freedom of speech gives you a fighting chance to know the world as it really is. Read more