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Freedom of Thought

The World's Longest Running Seminar on Free Government

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

It is our civic duty to promote and participate in this uniquely American conversation, and to bequeath the continuing inquiry to the next generation.

Was Freedom of Thought Not Implied?

Dan Bimrose | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

Although we are not required to respect our neighbor's opinion we do acknowledge that they are entitled to that opinion. Allowing them that opinion without demonizing them should not be the exception, but rather the rule.

Salman Rushdie and the Right to Offend

Carlo Strenger | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Carlo Strenger

Salman Rushdie's memoir Joseph Anton rebels against the reduction of The Satanic Verses to an insult to Islam. I agree. But modern liberal democracies, freedom of thought and expression are impossible without the right to offend.

By Way of Clarification

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Ultimately, no one wins when ideology, whether progressive or reactionary, is allowed to prevail over diversity of ideas, and human will.