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FREEDOM OF THOUGHT
The World's Longest Running Seminar on Free Government
Christopher B. Nelson
President, St. John’s College, Annapolis
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?
Host of Liberal Fix Radio and author of "You CAN go to Church ...
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
Professor of Psychology and Philosophy, Tel Aviv University
Salman Rushdie's memoir
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
Poet, Essayist, Playwright, Screenwriter
Ultimately, no one wins when ideology, whether progressive or reactionary, is allowed to prevail over diversity of ideas, and human will.
When Profit, Freedom, and Creativity Collide
John S. Johnson
Founder and Director, Harmony Institute
There are many powerful forces in our culture that aren't comfortable with real freedom. They believe in the "free market," but not in marketing freedom of thought. They love it as a slogan in a speech, but not when it is put into practice.
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