The Left attacks free speech. See the ACLU defend it.

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Summary: With free speech under attack on many fronts by the Left, the ACLU stands almost alone on the Left defending one of the core precepts of a liberal social order. Here is a powerful essay by the ACLU’s National Legal Director.

White Nationalists Marching with TorchesMarch at Charlottesville, VA, on 11 March 2017. By Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress.

Why We Must Still Defend Free Speech

By David Cole
The New York Review of Books, 28 September 2017.
Posted with their generous permission

Does the First Amendment need a rewrite in the era of Donald Trump? Should the rise of white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups lead us to cut back the protection afforded to speech that expresses hatred and advocates violence, or otherwise undermines equality? If free speech exacerbates inequality, why doesn’t equality, also protected by the Constitution, take precedence?

After the tragic violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia…

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Utopia - you are standing in it promotes a classical liberal view of the world and champion the mass flourishing of humanity through capitalism and the rule of law. The origin of the blog is explained in the first blog post at

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