Roger Scruton: Offensive Jokes
Roger Scruton says people must feel free to express opinions and make jokes that others may find offensive - censoring them only leads to a loss of reasoned argument.
Roger Scruton says we must feel free to express opinions and to make jokes that others may find offensive; censoring them them only leads to a loss of reasoned argument.
"The policing of the public sphere with a view to suppressing 'racist' opinions has caused a kind of public psychosis, a sense of having to tip-toe through a minefield, and to avoid all the areas where the bomb of outrage might go off in your face."
Producer: Sheila Cook.
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