In communist China, those deemed to be promoting dangerous Capitalist ideas were subjected to severe crackdown under the Cultural Revolution. In Catholic 16th century Europe, those who promoted radical ideas that undermined mainstream Judeo-Christian beliefs, were locked up as heretics. In America during the Red Scare, those suspected of endorsing Socialist ideas were subjected to … Continue reading Should We Persecute Those Who Endorse Dangerous Ideas?
Tag: Freedom of Speech
A Free Marketplace of Ideas Requires Economic Protections
The month of April brought to national attention two bigots, one more sympathetic than the other, and the need for a soul searching discussion over what Freedom of Speech really means to us. First came Brendan Eich: the hapless CEO who lost his job within months, because of his political opinions. Immediately after being crowned … Continue reading A Free Marketplace of Ideas Requires Economic Protections
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