Why has the Western Left allowed the Right to co-opt free speech?

The liberal Left harms its own cause by ceding to its opponents what has historically been its most fundamental principle.

 

Someone is invited to address an audience at a university, but backs out due to threats of violence.

 

Historically, it would likely be a conservative response to a progressive proposition; women’s suffrage was met with violence, as was the LGBT movement, certainly the civil rights movement, and indeed the pattern extends even as far back as the enlightenment. Read more...

An angry voice worth listening to

Any display of anger in political discourse can be used to dismiss one’s argument. But some have very good reason to be angry, and it’s time we listened.

 

Politics can be emotional. Some would argue it should be emotional. Those who claim to look at things objectively are often the most deluded of all, implying that they alone can look at a situation from a totally detached standpoint and find solutions where other, brighter and more qualified people have failed. Read more...

Liberal centrism did not win in France

Incoming French president Emmanuel Macron, despite his rhetoric of hope, won the election based on the public’s fear of an even greater threat than neoliberalism.

 

It is intellectually dishonest to call Emmanuel Macron a centrist. Everything about his background, record and platform suggests his economic policy will be one of unfettered neoliberalism. Read more...