Should “dangerous” or “hateful” speech be shut down?
Censorship is all the rage right now. A lot of people reason that as long as the government isn’t shutting people down, private censorship is OK, perhaps even beneficial to society. In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I argue that censorship – even by private entities – is never virtuous and is antithetical to a free society, invoking arguments from philosophers John Stuart Mill and David Hume.
I also open the show with a short discussion on human nature and our obsession with control.