Campus Censorship: Notes from the Frontline

We live in a time of considerable intolerance towards free speech – on campus – and, increasingly, in broader society as well.

But just how widespread is the situation – and how did we get here?

On this week’s podcast, we were joined by Claire Fox, Director of the Academy of Ideas, and Kristian Niemietz, the IEA’s Head of Health and Welfare.

They examined so-called “Generation Snowflake” – a term often used to describe a perceived millennial distrust in free expression. They discussed how common these views actually are amongst the young, how seriously we should take them, and who else may be to blame for this culture of intolerance.

They also looked at the way free speech has come to be disparaged as a ploy of the far right – rather than a universal value.