Free Speech on Trial: Socrates to Social Media
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Dear Classical Wisdom Reader,
Many today claim that free speech is uniquely in crisis — and that poses a threat to our free and democratic society.
Others see an unalloyed commitment to free speech as a danger to higher social goods, such as social inclusion…
But what is free speech? Why does it matter? Is it at risk? And how can understanding its past help us evaluate its situation today?
Some may not realize that the roots of free speech are ancient, deep and sprawling... they are under attack now and, perhaps surprisingly to some, always have been.
But what have been the justifications for limiting free speech, both in ancient history and today? What helped preserve this notion again and again? And is it worth protecting this time around?
Join us on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 (Noon EST) to discover the history of free speech, from Socrates to social media, to shed light on this extremely important topic.
Featuring Jacob Mchangama, CEO of Justitia and the Future of Free Speech Project, as well as author of “Free Speech: A History From Socrates to Social Media”, Anya Leonard, Founder and Director of Classical Wisdom and Alexandra Hudson, Curator of Civic Renaissance.
***Register today and you can win a copy of Jacob’s book, "Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media".
In fact, we’ll be giving away FIVE copies (US only). Famed political satirist, P.J. O’Rourke described Jacob’s book as:
“The best history of free speech ever written and the best defense of free speech ever made.”
Can't join us on the day? We don't want you to miss out on these valuable lessons... if you register in advance, we'll send you a recording afterwards!
Make sure to join us for this important conversation - we’ll delve into the relationship between free speech and democracy, whether true Free Speech advocates exist and which ancient example most closely reflects our current situation.
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I hope you can join us!
All the best,
Founder and Director