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Ill Literacy, Episode 62: Free Speech (Guest: Jacob Mchangama)

April 7, 2022

In Episode 62 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Jacob Mchangama, author of “Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media.”

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Jacob Mchangama, founder and executive director of the Danish think tank Justitia, to discuss Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media. They chat about the legal, political, and cultural history of this idea, why elites fear new communications technologies, and how we have recently departed a Golden Age for free speech and have now entered into a free speech recession.

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Show Notes:

Clear and Present Danger: A History of Free Speech (PODCAST)

Areo: Daniel James Sharp – “The First Freedom: Free Speech: A History by Jacob Mchangama”

Cato Institute: Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media (VIDEO)

Christian Science Monitor: Tara Adhikari – “Why this author says free speech is needed now more than ever”

C-SPAN: Free Speech (VIDEO)

Foreign Affairs: Jacob Mchangama – “The War on Free Speech”

The Volokh Conspiracy: Eugen Volokh – “Jacob Mchangama, "Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media," and Milton's Curse”

Wall Street Journal: Jonathan Marks – “‘Free Speech’ Review: How Dare You Say Such Things”
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Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department. @HeartlandGR