You Can Say That: How Courage Can Defeat Political Correctness

David French
Where does America draw the line on free speech? Have we taken political correctness too far, making individuals feel less free to speak their minds amid online shame campaigns, economic boycotts, firings, and even physical threats? Attorney and National Review senior writer David French explores the issue, raising the question of whether speech is really free if it can’t touch on race, gender, sexuality, and other sometimes uncomfortable matters.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Reception: 
6 pm
Program: 
6:30 pm

Where do we draw the line on free speech? On its tenor? On its subject matter? Have we taken political correctness too far, making individual Americans feel less free to speak their minds amid online shame campaigns, economic boycotts, firings, and even physical threats?

 

Attorney and National Review senior writer David French explores the issue, raising the question of whether speech is really free if it can’t touch on race, gender, sexuality, and other weightier, sometimes uncomfortable matters. “Every American,” he says, “should be able to handle a challenge to his or her most foundational values. Healthy pluralism requires nothing less.”

 

French is the author or co-author of several books including the best-selling Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore. His presentation is co-presented by the Show-Me Institute.