Free Speech: Ten Principles
by Garton Ash
- ISBN: 9781848870949
- SKU: 2030301005812
THE ECONOMIST, BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016
`Garton Ash covers all the great controversies of our time and many more illuminating conflicts you are unlikely to know about... An urgent and encyclopedic work'
Nick Cohen, Observer
Drawing on a lifetime of writing about dictatorships and dissidents, Timothy Garton Ash offers a manifesto for global free speech in the digital age. He argues that the way to combine freedom and diversity is to have more but also better free speech. Across all cultural divides, we must strive to agree on how we disagree. With vivid examples, from his personal experience of China's Orwellian censorship apparatus to the controversy around Charlie Hebdo to a very English court case involving Nigella Lawson, he proposes a framework for civilized conflict in a world where we are all becoming neighbors.
`Illuminating and thought-provoking... Garton Ash's larger project is not merely to defend freedom of expression, but to promote civil, dispassionate discourse, within and across cultures, even about the most divisive and emotive subjects.'
Faramerz Dabhoiwala, Guardian
`Free Speech encourages us to take a breath, look hard at the facts and see how well-tried liberal principles can be applied and defended in daunting new circumstances.'
Edmund Fawcett, New York Times Book Review
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