© 2020 Texas Public Radio
Real. Reliable. Texas Public Radio.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
KVHL 91.7 FM in Llano is currently off air. KTXI 90.1 FM is currently on low power after equipment at our transmitter site suffered winter storm damage.

James Kirchick: Who Benefits From Unrestricted Free Speech?

Part 4 of theTED Radio Hour episode The Right to Speak.

About James Kirchick's TED Talk

When James Kirchick was in college, someone he found deeply offensive spoke on campus. Rather than protest, James attended the talk. He says free speech benefits everyone, especially the powerless.

About James Kirchick

James Kirchick is a journalist and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is also the author of The End Of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues And The Coming Dark Age. For over three years, Kirchick worked at The New Republic, where he reported on domestic politics, lobbying, intelligence, and American foreign policy. Kirchick is also a leading voice on American gay politics and a recipient of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Journalist of the Year Award.

Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.