Fighting Hate With Free Speech

Mar 28, 2019

Nadine Strossen says we should protect hate speech. She's former ACLU president, and she argues that censorship just doesn’t work. The way to resist hate speech, she says, is with more free speech.

Nadine Strossen says we should protect hate speech. Strossen is a constitutional law professor and the former president of the ACLU, and she gets why people react so viscerally to racist, sexist, and other hateful language. She says she’s been a target of anti-Semitic and misogynist speech herself. The problem though, she argues in her latest book, is that censorship simply doesn’t work. Strossen joins us to explain why the best way to resist hate speech is with more free speech. (Rebroadcast)

Nadine Strossen is a scholar of constitutional law and civil rights. She's a professor at New York Law School, and served as president of the national ACLU for 18 years. Her latest book is called Hate: Why We Should Resist It With Free Speech, Not Censorship[Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]