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With rising concerns around COVID-19 misinformation, election fraud claims, hate speech online and on-campus, many argue that traditional arguments for free speech are no longer sustainable.
Today’s blog, Mill Still Matters Today, is a defense of the values of John Stuart Mill — the most influential English language philosopher of the 19th century. His robust defense of personal liberty and free speech is a subject of fruitful debate today. The blog was written by Richard Reeves, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and one of the world’s foremost scholars on John Stuart Mill. The episode includes an exclusive interview with Richard.
As mentioned in today’s episode: On October 13th, we will be hosting the panel discussion, “Hyperconnected: Knowledge Production in the Age of Social Media.” Join us!
To engage deeper with these ideas, check out our related posts:
- Why Free Speech? by Jonathan Zimmerman
- Why Mill Matters More Than Ever: A Student Perspective by Noah Rosenfield
- Heterodox Academicians, Make Madison Your Model by Jonathan Rauch
For comments and questions email email@example.com.
This episode was hosted by Zach Rausch. The artwork was inspired by Reeves’ piece and was created by Lexi Polokoff. You can follow her on Instagram @lexipolokoffart