The Free Speech Wars: How Did We Get Here and Why Does It Matter (Paperback)

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Assembling a diverse group of commentators, activists and academics, this book answers the following questions: who gets to exercise free speech and who does not? What happens when powerful voices think they have been silenced? Why do some issues become sites of free speech battles and what are the consequences of this? How do the spaces and structures of 'speech' - mass media, the internet, the lecture theatre, the public event, the political rally - shape this debate? Ultimately, the book argues that free speech is invoked by actors right across the political spectrum, but that in reality very few of the debates have a clear or coherent idea of what is meant by the concept of 'free speech'.

About the Author


Charlotte Lydia Riley is a Lecturer in twentieth-century British history at the University of Southampton


Product Details
ISBN: 9781526151162
ISBN-10: 1526151162
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: January 12th, 2021
Pages: 240
Language: English