In the Name of the Flock’s Welfare

Over at Australia’s Quadrant, the dubious doctor weighs in on the increasingly ‘controversial’ free speech topic, as well as Scotland’s outrageous, quasi-totalitarian ‘hate-speech’ law.

Most people want it for themselves, of course, but many would far rather that others would shut up. It does not come naturally to people to enjoy being contradicted, much less severely criticised. We want freedom from opinion at least much as we want freedom of it.

One thought on “In the Name of the Flock’s Welfare

  1. dp

    “…people love to preserve their mistakes, and are often heartily vexed to be set right.”
    Edmund Gosse

    “He was surrounded by peasants, on whom the teeth of his arguments could find no purchase.”
    Edmund Gosse


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