Is “Cancel Culture” Stopping Free Speech?

 

Simon Gibbs

Harper's Magazine recently published "A Letter on Justice and Open Debate" that sparked mass controversy and debate on free speech. Shortly after, The Objective published a retaliatory piece called "A More Specific Letter on Justice and Open Debate."  

The 21st has a conversation about the tension between free speech and so-called "cancel culture" with some of the prominent voices in the discussion. 

Guests:

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Economics, History, English and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago and author of many books including most recently Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All

Anthony L. Fisher, Politics Columnist for Business Insider

Myra Washington, associate professor of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico and author of Blasian Invasion: Racial Mixing of the Celebrity Industrial Complex

 

Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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