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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019); AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021); and HOW WE BECAME POST-LIBERAL: THE RISE AND FALL OF TOLERATION (2024).

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Australian on the Wilders outcome

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PhilR said...

"A politician, in the context of public debate, can say a little more and go a bit farther than you and I."

Is it just me, or does that seem wrong. Surely the degree to which you are free to speak shouldn't hinge on whether or not you're a politician.

Russell Blackford said...

I agree - non-politicians should have the same freedom to take part fearlessly in public debate on political topics as politicians. How, otherwise, could we criticise what politicians do and say?

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