Sunday, November 12, 2006

Freedom of Speech Includes the Freedom to Hate

For anyone who lives within driving distance to Toronto, the Hart House Debating Club at the University of Toronto is holding a debate on Freedom of Speech on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. The topic is "Freedom of Speech Includes the Freedom to Hate." Following the debate guest speaker Christopher Hitchens will address this issue.

The debating team's web site introduces the topic as follows,
The controversy arising from the Danish Mohammed cartoons has been only one instance of a recent rise in concern over freedom of speech and hate speech in the western world. Our debaters and guest speaker will discuss whether or not speech can be banned on the grounds of hate.

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