Living with difference
What should and shouldn't we be able to say about others? Let us know your opinions here.
Multicultural Britain (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)
Much of the free speech literature is concerned with what we should or should not be free by law to say about how other women and men differ from us. One shorthand label used in English is “hate speech”. This is a complex, sensitive subject. Some of our advisers disagree with the argument Timothy Garton Ash has made in Principle 4. Jeremy Waldron, for example, thinks there is a much stronger case to be made for European and Canadian-style legislation. Do have a look at those contrasting views. Then add your own below.