Freely Speaking

The right to offend, and the corresponding right of audiences to bellyache about it, is an ongoing topic in the comedy world and elsewhere. Spiked, the online home of contrarian libertarianism, hosted a debate on the subject at the Stand in Edinburgh earlier today, and assistant editor Tom Slater has published articles here and here. My response, which tries to tease out the differences between the rights of the interested parties and broader threats to freedom of speech, is here.   

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