March 17, 2020

WHY CAN’T WE TRUST THE CHINESE ON CORONAVIRUS? NO FREE SPEECH. No doubt many of the same people who would agree that we can’t trust what the Chinese Communist Party has to say on COVID-19 would also be happy to see speech here in America silenced, though maybe on other topics. In this preview entry for his upcoming blog, FIRE president Greg Lukianoff offers a longish read on why “the marketplace of ideas” isn’t the whole show when it comes to freedom of speech — it’s also about knowing the way the world actually is.

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