"If we believe in things like the Enlightenment and what the Enlightenment gives us—that's individualism, that's autonomy, political representation, a certain amount of freedom—it all depends on free speech and arguing stuff out. Otherwise, we're going to get shitty arguments, shitty versions of technology, shitty innovation."
I was recently interviewed by Reason contributor Brendan O'Neill, whose main hustle is being the editor of the great U.K.-based website Spiked. We talked about a whole lot of topics, but kept coming back to the central role that free expression plays in a truly free society—and how all sorts of governments, corporations, and social movements are trying to shut down speech for all sorts of reasons. O'Neill is a great interviewer and he pushed me to talk about the places where I think traditional libertarian arguments aren't getting the job done. Take a listen by clicking below or by going here.