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Sticks and Stones: Free Speech and Punching Politics

Kavanagh, Jim

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  27/10/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article

The author explains why he does not agree with those who believe that right wing 'facist' groups should be denied the right to express their views, either by physical means or force of law.


Excerpt: The question is: In our country today, is it acceptable, even necessary, to deny right-wing, characterizable-as-"fascist," political opponents the right to express their views in public, with whatever means necessary, whether that be legal censorship or preemptive physical force?

There is now a significant cohort of people—40% of millennials, according to Pew Research—who answer that question "Yes."

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