We allow no taboos in the discussion and dissemination of knowledge.
Timothy Garton Ash
A personal introduction
Freedom of expression helps us get closer to the truth. It allows us to hear all views and arguments, and test our own against them. We would be most unwise to rely on the received wisdom of our time. History offers many examples of claims that were at first regarded as wild and eccentric but turned out to be true. Even false challenges can contain a sliver of truth. The mind’s muscles, like the body’s, must be stretched to stay strong.