Defending Free Speech by Steve Simpson audiobook

Defending Free Speech: Selected Commentary by the Ayn Rand Institute

Edited and with an introduction and essays by Steve Simpson
Additional essays by Onkar Ghate , Elan Journo , and Leonard Peikoff
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Freedom of speech is indispensable to a free and civilized society, yet this precious right is increasingly under attack today. Islamic totalitarians repeatedly threaten and kill those deemed blasphemers while our political leaders stand idly by—and many intellectuals blame the victims. College students seek “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” from controversial ideas. The government harasses tea party groups, preventing them from speaking out during an election, and it investigates oil companies and advocacy groups for the “crime” of dissenting from climate change orthodoxy. Why is this happening? What can be done? This hard-hitting collection provides answers. Applying Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism to the most pressing free speech issues of the day, the essays in this book reveal the attacks on free speech to be the product of destructive ideas—ideas that are eroding Western culture at its foundation. They expose those ideas and the individuals who hold them, and, importantly, they identify the only ideas on which Western civilization can be sustained: reason, egoism, and individual rights.

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Summary

Summary

Freedom of speech is indispensable to a free and civilized society, yet this precious right is increasingly under attack today.

  • Islamic totalitarians repeatedly threaten and kill those deemed blasphemers while our political leaders stand idly by—and many intellectuals blame the victims.
  • College students seek “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” from controversial ideas.
  • The government harasses tea party groups, preventing them from speaking out during an election, and it investigates oil companies and advocacy groups for the “crime” of dissenting from climate change orthodoxy.

Why is this happening? What can be done?

This hard-hitting collection provides answers. Applying Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism to the most pressing free speech issues of the day, the essays in this book reveal the attacks on free speech to be the product of destructive ideas—ideas that are eroding Western culture at its foundation. They expose those ideas and the individuals who hold them, and, importantly, they identify the only ideas on which Western civilization can be sustained: reason, egoism, and individual rights.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is a timely collection of excellent articles dealing with current threats to free speech.” Flemming Rose, author of The Tyranny of Silence

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Steve Simpson

Author Bio: Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson, a former constitutional litigator, is the director of legal studies at the Ayn Rand Institute.

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Author Bio: Onkar Ghate

Author Bio: Onkar Ghate

Onkar Ghate is senior fellow, chief content officer, and a board member of the Ayn Rand Institute. He specializes in Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism, and is ARI’s senior instructor and editor. He publishes and lectures on Rand’s philosophy and fiction, including application of Objectivism in the culture, and has been a guest on national radio and television programs.

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Author Bio: Leonard Peikoff

Author Bio: Leonard Peikoff

Leonard Peikoff is universally recognized as the preeminent Rand scholar writing today. He worked closely with Ayn Rand for thirty years and was designated by her as heir to her estate. He has taught philosophy at Hunter College, Long Island University, and New York University. Peikoff for many years lectured on Rand’s philosophy throughout the country. He lives in Southern California.

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Author Bio: Elan Journo

Author Bio: Elan Journo

Elan Journo is a fellow and director of policy research at the Ayn Rand Institute. He is the author of What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, a contributor to Defending Free Speech, and editor of Winning the Unwinnable War.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Essays
Runtime: 3.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English