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Freedom of speech means defending people whose views you find deplorable

Will the Left Survive the Millennials? – Lionel Shriver at The New York Times describes the backlash he experienced after giving a university address criticizing the idea of “cultural appropriation” and defending the right of fiction writers to write from other ethnic points of view.

In my youth, liberals would defend the right of neo-Nazis to march down Main Street. I cannot imagine anyone on the left making that case today.

He makes good points here, but gives the 2016 right an unearned free pass.

Update: A friend informs me Lionel Shriver is a woman. Guess she won’t appreciate my gift of a year’s subscription to Dollar Shave Club then.