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Fearless Speech

June 18, 2009
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Often, in the US, we take our right to free speech for granted.  But, this right is one that is often an issue of conflict and agitation.  It’s a right for which people frequently must fight.  French philosopher and scholar, Michel Foucault, utilizes the Greek idea of parrhesia to talk about “fearless speech.”  Fearless...
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Summer 2009 – Read a “Banned” Book

May 18, 2009
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As communication scholars, we take the right to free speech pretty seriously, and that includes the issue of censorship.  While we often confuse acts involving private companies (e.g. an online forum has a policy against profanity) with censorship, true censorship involves efforts by the government or governmental agencies to restrict the rights of free...
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