An Ode to Free Speech

Lauren Reiff
4 min readNov 13, 2020

Classical liberalism used to be something we could all agree on, conservatives and liberals alike. But the consensus on its sacredness appears to be slipping, yielding instead to increasing attempts to problematize its precepts.

“Classical liberalism”, as it is usually taken to mean, is a useful umbrella for the championing of civil liberties, individual rights, and free and open discourse. In a nutshell, it adopts a stance…

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