Censorship: Waging War on Free Speech

History Extra | 18 August 2021 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Eric Berkowitz about his book Dangerous Ideas: A Brief History of Censorship in the West, from the Ancients to Fake News. Discusses the inglorious history of censorship – from the first Chinese emperor to Henry VIII – and explains why he believes that attempts to silence others never work.

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  1. At this point in time, free speech needs more defenders. But governments also need to wrestle with hard questions on the limits of free speech, e.g., should there be restrictions on publishing the detailed plans for nuclear weapons?

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