S01-EP06 - Rae Langton on Charlie Hebdo, free speech vs hate speech & blasphemy

from  TALKING POLITICS

Mar 18, 2015

 

What constitutes hate speech? Does the Press do more harm than good in our democracy? When should words become the government’s business? We put these questions to Professor Rae Langton – award-winning philosopher and the world’s ‘fourth most influential woman thinker’ – and discuss whether free speech can ever be reconciled with a need to suppress hateful voices. The team then discuss the fallout of Ed Miliband’s ‘second kitchen’, whether politicians can – or should – keep their families out of...more

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