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Building a free speech culture with Greg Lukianoff

Building a free speech culture with Greg Lukianoff

Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) discusses how free speech has evolved – from its induction into the United States Constitution, to its prevalence on modern American college campuses. But with cancel culture more relevant than ever, is free speech at risk?  When, if ever, should speech be controlled? When are speech moderators in the wrong? And when should people in power choose not to speak at all? Lukianoff explains all this and more, in this interview with Freethink’s Editor-in-chief, Robert Chapman-Smith. GREG LUKIANOFF: Right at the end of 2013, 2014, we started seeing students coming in, demanding deplatforming of speakers they didn’t like, demanding new speech codes, whether they’re microaggression policies or trigger warnings, and this was something we weren’t used to. I wasn’t used to being on the other side of students. This was kind of shocking and disappointing for all of us. So we’re hoping that campuses will actually realize that they have a free speech problem now, and be willing to reform it. ROBERT CHAPMAN-SMITH: …