Timothy Garton Ash Promotes Free Speech in an Age of Cultural Sensitivity

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After gunmen opened fire on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last year, Oxford University scholar Timothy Garton Ash urged media organizations to publish the cartoons that provoked the attack. A longtime defender of free speech, Garton Ash lays out his arguments to safeguard and promote the ideal in "Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World." We'll talk with the author about why he questions hate speech laws, derides college campus censorship and why he says it's up to citizens, not governments, to champion free speech.


Timothy Garton Ash, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution; Oxford University scholar; his recent book is "Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World"