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When can government restrict speech?

When it comes to individual freedom of expression, the power of external authorities must be limited.

Should social media platforms censor hate speech?

Social media giants aren't legally obligated to protect free speech. But they should. Former ACLU president Nadine Strossen explains why.

Should you defend the free speech rights of neo-Nazis?

Former president of the ACLU Nadine Strossen discusses whether our society should always defend free speech rights, even for groups who would oppose such rights.

Befriend your ideological opposite. It’s fun.

Step inside the unlikely friendship of a former ACLU president and an ultra-conservative Supreme Court Justice.

Why you should tolerate intolerable ideas

Just because you disagree with something doesn't mean that it isn't true for someone else.

Why free speech is sacred—even when it’s dangerous

The bedrock of freedom? Denying the government the power of censorship.