Free Speech: Steven Pinker on ‘Why Free Speech Is Fundamental’

Steven Pinker presents “Why Free Speech Is Fundamental” as part of the “Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity in Higher Education and American Society” series sponsored by ASU’s School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership and co-sponsored by the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at ASU.

Experimental psychologist and Harvard University professor Steven Pinker argues that free speech is fundamental — a right which, if not absolute, should be abrogated only in carefully circumscribed cases — and that it’s important to have the reasons at our fingertips when that right is called into question.

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