Tag Archives: hate speech

What constitutes offensive protest?

For weeks – possibly more – in Australia I’d watched the visceral discussion being had in the United States over various protests around the seemingly senseless and racially biased killings of black Americans by law enforcement. There’s been a lot already said on this, and recently while I was in the United States I attended a presentation… Read More »

Liberty and equality

The great French thinker, Voltaire, is famously quoted as saying: “I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” This has shaped a great deal of Western democracies, either directly or subtly, and it undoubtedly has its place. But it’s time to revisit the notion that… Read More »