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Words As Weapons: "The Case Against Free Speech"

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"I can say what I want, it's a free country."  Easy to say, not so easy to justify; no rights are absolute in the United States (or anywhere else). 

Free speech has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years, with conservatives complaining about how their views are handled on college campuses, and liberals complaining about political money identified as speech by federal courts. 

P.E. Moskowitz takes up many facets of the speech debate in The Case Against Free Speech: The First Amendment, Fascism, and the Future of Dissent.  Your thinking on free speech will get a workout in our interview with the author.

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