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Thursday, December 19, 2013

another good article on the Duck Dynasty matter

A&E’s suspension of Robertson is within their right. If their aim, however, is actually to be “strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community,” their application of the Streisand effect to Robertson’s views couldn’t possibly have helped.
In this month’s issue of Reason, Jonathan Rauch explains why the argument for restricting speech to promote tolerance is even weaker than it was 20 years ago, when his book Kindly Inquisitors, a defense of free speech and the public criticism necessary to build knowledge that it fosters, was first published. An updated version for the twentieth anniversary was released this year