Friday, March 31, 2006

Frank Ellis and free speech

Just seen an excellent article about Frank Ellis - the Leeds University lecturer with the race and IQ fixation. Written by one of his former students, it makes the obvious but important point that views which are regarded as repugnant should be criticised and debated, not silenced and attacked. Free speech means so little to many 'liberals' and 'leftists' that they want to stifle debate rather than encourage it. Free speech is only free when we are prepared to engage with those we disagree with - from Frank Ellis to Holocaust deniers like David Irving to Islamic fundamentalists.

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