Conformism and Free Speech

This brief interview with the editor of Spiked is worth a listen. In the current environment of oppressive lynch mobs sanctimoniously attacking those with whom they disagree, Brendan O’Neill says that conformism and cowardice are currently the greatest threat to free speech. He feels the West has abandoned Enlightenment values.

Hearing and seeing things which are troubling is the price of living in a free society. The spirit of the arts is that of freedom.