The KGB still runs Russia. In its structure of power, the same organization that inflicted terror in Soviet times is still calling the shots.
China’s National Security Law has reduced Hong Kong’s autonomy and made it easier for the CCP regime to punish pro-democracy activists.
Technological advances have made it much easier for individuals to express themselves, but are major tech companies now stifling free speech?
On December 15, 2022, under Elon Musk, Twitter suspended several prominent journalists’ accounts from publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN, among others.
Students For Liberty’s Director of Alumni Programs, Jorge Jraissati, gives his thoughts on the ideology of Vladimir Putin, its history, and its ongoing effects.
Freedom of speech during wartime is crucial for transparency. If this right doesn’t apply during wartime, does it even exist in any meaningful sense?
The brutality and totalitarianism that Orwell portrays in 1984 remains a far-off nightmare for much of the world. But not all of the world.
Only in a society which treasures and protects the precious right to free speech can we move the truth forward and shed light on disinformation
What will Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter actually mean for the future of social media and free speech online? What changes can we expect?
In 2020, former President Trump expressed his wish to ban the app “Tiktok,” arguing that it constituted a violation of the privacy of millions of Americans.
We talked to Will Duffield, from the CATO Institute, and James Carafano, from the Heritage Institute, to understand the multiple points of view on this issue.
Was Tiktok providing the data from millions of Americans to the Chinese government? Is banning Tiktok a viable solution? How would other countries react to this intervention?
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The American founding generation had this crazy idea that ideas mattered more than who espoused them.
Feminists begin to turn on their own when some deviate from the feminist party line. Professor Laura Kipnis details her experience with campus censors in this Learn Liberty video.
Northwestern University—like many universities around the country—recently banned consensual relations between faculty and students. In response to this decision, Northwestern Professor Laura Kipnis wrote an ironic essay highlighting all the professors married to former students on the campus and at other campuses around the country. In the Learn Liberty video below, Professor Kipnis discusses the […]
Today in this country, we pretty much take it for granted that we’re free to worship any god we want…or no god at all. But as you’re probably aware, that is a relatively new concept in human history. And in many parts of the world, this freedom still does not exist. What you might not […]
Disagreeing with what someone has to say but defending his or her right to say it is the foundational defense of free speech. English writer Evelyn Beatrice Hall sums it up well when she says: I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”] This view […]
OK, so let’s say the $h!t finally hits the fan. Imagine that whomever you think would be the worst possible president has just been elected. Further, imagine that he has made clear, “Don’t think we’re not keeping score, brother,” or that anyone who didn’t cooperate with his plans would “pay a big price.” Would you […]
Reason reported last week that a high school production of The Producers has been forbidden from using swastikas: The New York school district that oversees Tappan Zee High School considers the inclusion of a swastika to be offensive and, possibly, a hate crime—regardless of the context. “There is no context in a public high school […]
Increasingly, the expectation of rigorous debate and discussion on controversial topics has diminished on college campuses across the nation. Students are now more content or even encouraged to coast through higher education without having to encounter beliefs or opinions that offend their preconceived notions about the world. Students are treating the college experience as less […]