33. Free Speech: Absolute right? Limited Right? Something Else?

By | December 20, 2017

The hoopla on college campuses and the overreaction to the “alt-right” raises questions again about how far the right to free speech should extend. The Left seems to attack free speech as a cover for racists, transphobes, and name-your-broad-inexact-category. For the person who respects individual rights, what should we think? Murray Rothbard and Walter Block have the answer.  Guess what?  It has to do with property rights.

WORKS DISCUSSED
Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty

Walter Block, Defending the Undefendable

 

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Attributions:
Intro music: Ching by Glass Boy
Source of the text: Mises Institute