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Free speech : ten principles for a connected world / Timothy Garton Ash.

By: Garton Ash, Timothy.
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2016Description: ix, 491 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781848870925 : (hbk.); 9781848870949 : (pbk.).Subject(s): Freedom of speech | Cultural pluralismDDC classification: 323.443 Also issued online.
Contents:
Part I. Cosmopolis -- Ideals -- Part II. User Guide. Lifeblood -- Violence -- Knowledge -- Journalism -- Diversity -- Religion -- Privacy -- Secrecy -- Icebergs -- Courage -- Challenge.
Summary: Never in human history was there such a chance for freedom of expression. If we have Internet access, any one of us can publish almost anything we like and potentially reach an audience of millions. Never was there a time when the evils of unlimited speech flowed so easily across frontiers: violent intimidation, gross violations of privacy, tidal waves of abuse. A pastor burns a Koran in Florida and UN officials die in Afghanistan. Drawing on a lifetime of writing about dictatorships and dissidents, Timothy Garton Ash argues that in this connected world that he calls cosmopolis, the way to combine freedom and diversity is to have more but also better free speech. Across all cultural divides we must strive to agree on how we disagree. He draws on a thirteen-language global online project - freespeechdebate.com -conducted out of Oxford University and devoted to doing just that. With vivid examples, from his personal experience of China's Orwellian censorship apparatus to the controversy around Charlie Hebdo to a very English court case involving food writer Nigella Lawson, he proposes a framework for civilized conflict in a world where we are all becoming neighbors.
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions September 2018
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part I. Cosmopolis -- Ideals -- Part II. User Guide. Lifeblood -- Violence -- Knowledge -- Journalism -- Diversity -- Religion -- Privacy -- Secrecy -- Icebergs -- Courage -- Challenge.

Never in human history was there such a chance for freedom of expression. If we have Internet access, any one of us can publish almost anything we like and potentially reach an audience of millions. Never was there a time when the evils of unlimited speech flowed so easily across frontiers: violent intimidation, gross violations of privacy, tidal waves of abuse. A pastor burns a Koran in Florida and UN officials die in Afghanistan. Drawing on a lifetime of writing about dictatorships and dissidents, Timothy Garton Ash argues that in this connected world that he calls cosmopolis, the way to combine freedom and diversity is to have more but also better free speech. Across all cultural divides we must strive to agree on how we disagree. He draws on a thirteen-language global online project - freespeechdebate.com -conducted out of Oxford University and devoted to doing just that. With vivid examples, from his personal experience of China's Orwellian censorship apparatus to the controversy around Charlie Hebdo to a very English court case involving food writer Nigella Lawson, he proposes a framework for civilized conflict in a world where we are all becoming neighbors.

Also issued online.

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