Is Free Speech Under Attack in America?

This is a must watch. Matt Welch provides a very thorough description of how the hard Left has gone from being defenders of free speech on campuses in the 1960s to enemies of free speech comparable to 1960s-era reactionaries or Eastern European Communists.

By Matt Welch and Amanda Winkler


“At some point it is inherently ridiculous when you can’t laugh at Neil Patrick Harris making jokes on the Academy Awards,” says Matt Welch, Reason Editor in Chief. At Reason Weekend 2015, the annual donor event for the nonprofit that publishes this website, Welch discussed how today’s society, full of trigger warnings and a sensitivity to opposing ideas, has lead to a watered down approach to the First Amendment.

“It’s not fun when you’re walking around policing jokes all day long, it’s not an attractive pose to people,” continues Welch.

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