One of Burt Likko’s greatest hits, offered in celebration of #judicialreviewday.
It’s suddenly very fashionable to be a strident advocate of free speech, without giving a lot of thought into why free speech is worthy of advocacy. Burt Likko dares to offer five reasons, which surely won’t be controversial at all.
“So you get angry at being portrayed as a caricature, and your notion of dispelling that image is to say “Democracy is coercion”?
OK, let’s explore that.