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Roger Scruton: In Defence of Free Speech

Roger Scruton argues that the law on freedom of speech ought to protect those who express heretical views and not be used to close down debate.
"Free speech is not the cause of the tensions that are growing around us, but the only possible solution to them."
Producer: Sheila Cook.

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Sun 25 Oct 2015 23:50

A Point of View: Why we should defend the right to be offensive

A Point of View: Why we should defend the right to be offensive

Free speech can make for uncomfortable listening, argues Roger Scruton, but it needs to be defended even when it gives offence.


Read Roger Scruton’s article on the BBC News website

 

 

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Presenter Roger Scruton
Producer Sheila Cook

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  • Fri 23 Oct 2015 20:50
  • Sun 25 Oct 2015 08:48
  • Sun 25 Oct 2015 23:50

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