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The Ring Of The Dove dOf free speech wider in fact than I personallyeem appropriate he still says that libel insults and threats The Lost Literature of Medieval England do not of course ualify as examples of people using this basic right And what is he says that having the right of using free speech even though it may offend othersoes not exempt you from judging for yourself the appropriateness in any given situation of A Curse of Kings doing so according to William Hazlitt sictum An honest man speaks the truth though it may give offence a vain man in order that it may In that context we might also add that a vain man or woman is especially uick at taking offenseHume is not only concerned with growing state regulations against free speech but also with the increasing influence of the PC language police that Garfield Dishes It Out (Garfield, do their best to limit the scope of what can be said in public and even in private and here his cogent conclusion is The attempt toe normalise any speech which somebody finds offensive is having a stultifying effect on public Im a Narwhal debate encouraging an atmosphere of tame conformism and mute self censorship Chapter 8The problem here is that what I you he she it regard as an offense is perfectly subjective and while some people might feel offended and hurt in their feelings by what they see when they look into the mirror yet what the mirror shows them is the truth In publicebates this narcissistic approach of terming anything one might feel offended by as hate speech will eventually lead to the stifling of Madame Timide discussion and the end of people expressing their thoughts for fear of being branded as White Old Men and maybe even of having their social and professional lives ruined in a modern witch hunt Hume s conclusion is anyone is entitled to take offence at anything said by anybody else But taking offenceoes not give them any right to take away somebody else s freedom of speech ibidHume sees the reason for this increase in touchiness and the instrumentalization of being offended something that according to Frank Furedi will lead to the criminalization of criticism in the fact that in pluralistic societies traditional sources of identity like nation church family are losing influence and that people strive to establish new identities and he states that identity politics is the sphere of competitive victimhood Identity groups Girl, Woman, Other draw their moral authority from the claim for redress for grievances and offences against them past and present The insistence that you are constantly vulnerable and victimized reinforces the tendency to take offence at any opinion outside your identity s narrow worldview Since identity isefined subjectively it matters not what the intention of the offending speaker or writer might have been If the identity group says it is offensive then it automatically must be so and A South African Night demands for a withdrawal apology and possibly compensation will follow ibidYou may want to laugh out loud at the idea of making another person s arbitrary or self alleged level of sensibility the litmus test of what you are allowed to say but the laughter will surelyie in your throat when you learn that UK legislation s Bismillah Soup definition of hate speech is based on exactly what the person spoken or referred to or any other person mighteem offensive I could not help thinking that at the bottom of all this madness which is not void of method there is people s increasing tendency to rely on the Nanny State a tendency which is encouraged by self appointed social justice warriors People have and got used to relying on the state and the government to redress social wrongs and to fight the ills of social ineuality but their material well being is just one thing Another is their urge to feel cozy in their assumptions about themselves and so their next पिंजर demand will be for the state to make sure that they might not have to face their own orthodoxies challenged byissenting views The flipside of it all is that the state and a self righteous and jaded Internet mob will become the arbiter in the uestion of what can and what cannot be said in public and eventually thought in private Thoughtcrime will no longer be just a Venous Catheters dystopian bogeyman and the idea of the government actually educating citizens as though they were foul mouthed and naughty children will become acceptable After all a nanny not only feeds clothes and pampers her fosterlings but also has to tell them what they must and must not say and think And governments just ever thankfully grasp at any excuse to enlarge their power over civil lifeHume alsoeals with other strategies of what he calls the reverse Voltaires for example their favourite weapons of labelling opposing views as based on phobias or The Marines E-Mail Order Bride (The Heroes of Chance Creek, denial strategies in order to make them seem spawned by psychologicalisorders or Android Studio Application Development downrightishonesty and put them beyond the pale of what is worth Å Skrive Jus til Eksamen discussing In old rhetoric schools this was called the argumentum ad hominem or the appeal to motive both strategies of poisoning the well In societies based on free speech individualism and scientific progress strategies like these should be beneath any responsible and enlightened person signity For example will findings and New Frontiers in Crustacean Biology data casting someoubt on anthropogenic climate change be adeuately ealt with by calling scientists who come up with them climate change eniers Probably only so if you are very very religious about that sort of thing When you read some of the raving rants of climate change orthodoxics on scientists who either o not in raving rants of climate change on scientists who either o not believe in climate change or One Night of Passion (Danvers, do not assign the topic top priority in Chapter 10 you may well gain the impression that the Middle Ages and the Holy Inuisition have been reintroduced through the backoorI cannot eny ahem that Mick Hume s thoughts on the silent war on free speech were on the whole very convincing to me and I sincerely hope that the western world will not adopt the new religion of stupidity and self censoring because in the long run every single one of us would suffer from its conseuences Nevertheless the book is not
flawless For once it is too long and repetitive Second I find it hard to agree with Hume s loose efinition For once it is too long and repetitive Second I find it hard to agree with Hume s loose Do Penguins Have Knees? definition free speech Whenumb and sexually frustrated Internet junkies post their raping fantasies with regard to a certain person online I would not unlike Hume regard this as a The Outcast despicable though meaningless insult but I would argue that this is a substantial threat and should be prosecuted accordingly Hamstringing crude remarks like these or racial slurs is not the same as shuttingown a Katerina debate by labelling your opponent a climate changeenier or by telling him to check his privileges as though men could not hold views on abortion or as bowdlerizing Mark Twain or Joseph Conrad in a pathetic attempt to rewrite history thereby proving one s pathetic ignorance of literature I would also not agree with Hume s attempts at whitewashing the often rather mud slinging and manipulative popular press but here Hume is obviously writing pro The Sisters Brothers domoLast not least there remains the uestion of how powerful words are when it comes to changing reality and to manipulating people While I cannot help laughing at Judith Butler s performativity model which reminds me of Frodo s fear of speaking the name of Sauron out aloud or of the stoning scene in The Life of Brian Io not share Hume s smugness about people s general immunity against propaganda and manipulation either The truth is probably that people can be seduced by words but not by those alone and that leaving them to judge for themselves might also have them end up with wrong and even harmful conclusions Nevertheless the Vapor Trail (Phil Broker, danger of people making the wrong choices is no justification for governments and identity pressure groups toecide what may and what may not be said and thought because that what would be the source of their ultimate authority to Endgame (Jani Kilian Chronicles, do so Are they less passionate impartial better educated or even the better people And after all people need not necessarily end up with the wrong ideas if they have the chance to see both sides of a uestion and if they are used to using their loaves Living in aemocracy and enjoying personal freedoms also from government control and having the right to send up self righteous po faced prigs by the way are such highs good that even the possibility of sometimes making the wrong choices is a price we should be willing to payWith all ue apologies from a white middle aged male While I can get behind Hume s overarching premise that free speech should be untrammeled he lays out parameters so vast essentially limitless with the only regulation being the common sense intelligence and courtesy of the individualIs he naive or isingenuous this oneI totally get his complaints about the relentless outrage factory of Twitter where people routinely get trial by 140 characters and an verdict of guilty by hashtagI totally get his annoyance with university students erecting safe spaces to shut out hearing about anything that might upset themI totally get his eyerolling impatience with the overuse and abuse of trigger warningsHis professed principles are so sprawling however that his arguments sometimes get lost in the weeds He also has his own sit Digger the Dinosaur down and shut up moments towards people who are only exercising their free speechOf course presumably he has intelligence to make his own mind up about what they re saying and either agree orisagree So what s the harm of them speaking their minds about whether to boycott this or that DThere s also plenty of whining about how White Males Have Rights and Feelings Too White male sports fans should have an advocacy group in the UK based on the number of times he comes back to that subjectSo yeah I think he s spot on in his efense of free speech and how a self appointed suad of concern trolls have made a lot of people afraid or unsure just what is the right thing to say to anybody about anything Nevermind the shitstorms that inevitably result through innocent ignorance about the latest terminology u jour Heaven forbid someone slips and uses a wrong pronoun or Die Sommer der Porters doesn t know what cisgender meansBut his agenda really leaks through on multiple occasions unable to hide under his feigned impartiality and reduction of the nuances of the pitfalls of unfettered free speech into simple mathThe free speech issue cannot be passionless black and white numbers in a vacuum simply because there are people involved He tries but Mick Hume is a snarky frail flawed bigoted human like the rest of us. T the massacre of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists showed the need to restrict offensive ideas and opinionsBut the fundamental freedom being attacked – the right to be offensiveespite the problems it might create – is vital to a free and civilised society Without unfettered freedom of expression other liberties will not be possible. ,
characters Trigger Warning Is the Fear of Being Offensive Killing Free Speech?The author undoubtedly presents a passionate and extremely important Mercury Retrograde (Dark Alchemy, defense of freedom of expression pointing out in an extensive way the various risks some of which often go unnoticed threatening it However the author sometimes incurs in logical leaps so large that they weaken the arguments presented on the other hand and not infreuently he uses examples that become perfectly out of context toefend his points of view At the editorial level we see a recurring use which turns out to be boring of eual expressions throughout the book which could easily have been suppressed in favor of an easier and open reading The struggle for freedom of expression is undoubtedly a fundamental struggle and one that must be actively fought by all The right to express the thoughts of others especially the ideas we The Cattle Baron detest is fundamental to theevelopment of cultured and sustainable societies Mick Humme rightly calls our attention to that the way in which he Desire Me More (Desire Me, does it could be interesting I m mostly subscribed to the author s idea of free speech fundamentalism but the book itself has some editorial problems too much repetition I meeply passionate about this topic but took almost an entire week to get through this book at times even finding it a chore mostly because of its repetitiveness He could have also stood to perhaps footnote a bit which is not to say that he A Teachers Guide to American Tapestry doesn t support his arguments for the sake of being comprehensive Anyway for me a good and mostly convincing thesis slightly letown stylistically The False Security of ConsensusIf you believe in the free expression of ideas either as a speaker or a listener this is an impassioned look at the erosion of free speech in our time The Good Bits We What Happens to Our Trash? deny the right to free speech at our own peril Not only is the speaker s right to express involved but also the listener s right to hear Without the ability to hear contrary racist xenophobic conspiracy theorist appalling opinions we will lose the ability toefend our own views No one will need to learn the history of the Holocaust because it will be illegal to The Pursuit of Mary Bennet discuss anything but the official version to which we are all supposed to agree Christopher Hitchens was ever so elouent on this point in one of his myriadebates What would you Scandals and Secrets (Hearts Of Fire, do if you met a Flat Earth Society Member Come to think of it how can I prove the Earth is round Don t take refuge in the false security of consensus Cranks anti Semites bigots must all be allowed to express their opinions without outlawing them We have a far powerful and lasting tool at ourisposal we can smash and marginalize those opinions with superior argument The book is well organized and it works most effectively when summarizing the recent infringements of free speech of the last century vividly in the last 15 years Some of the examples were unknown to me and truly horrifying In reading them I often wondered if human beings at heart simply wish to be intellectual slaves Throughout history there seems to be a recurring theme of proscribing contrary views as soon as possible like moths to a flame Hume also Shooting for a Century does an excellent job ofispelling the misapprehensions about Oliver Wendel Holmes crowded theatre ruling I admit that liberals in the United States promulgate much of the hypersensitivity on college campuses seemingly so I, Partridge different even from my collegeays 10 years ago It is a sad thing to say but on this issue of free speech and political correctness some men and women I admire are farcically wayward Weird to say but in 2015 Paul Krugman and Barack Obama are much less cogent than Trey Parker and Matt Stone on Shadow of the Templar defending free speech in America NegativesHume only strays in his final two chapters in my estimation He gets overtly political and while he hasisdain for both parties he insists that there is an ongoing attempt to muzzle the press mostly by the political left As a leftist himself he Unforgiven (Warriors for the Light decries this However his examples are feeble The notorious News of the World tabloid in Britain was closed largelyue to a giant police inuest the largest in British history Seems over the top to invest so much time and attention to a mere tabloid yes But they were not indicted for spreading calumny or insinuating Tom Cruise was gay or any such item They were illegally taping conversations of private individuals and also manipulated the voicemail box of a kidnapped child who was killed soon thereafter and in so Buried Sins (The Three Sisters Inn, doing misled the family into believing theiraughter was alive If there is a free speech issue involved I wouldn t want to live in a world without ridicule of sanctimonious celebrities it takes a back seat to real legal infractions that caused real harm Hume s point gets lost in bad examples like theseHe also Six Days in Leningrad defends Philip Morris the Koch brothers and other large corporations rights to free speech which he contends should be treated like any private individual s I contest this because of context which Hume is constantly invoking In the United Stated and the UK we share risk and cost ofisease burden A large burden of say smoking should be The Darkness discouraged not just because it isecent not enough in of itself but because it causes harm affecting all in society It is not illegal to have vices or to smoke A multi national multi billion Flyboy dollar corporation can andoes pressure A Dark Sicilian Secret dissenting voices scientific lay press that couldiminish profits Nicotine is also physiologically addictive Plain packaging laws that is to say a token restriction could iminish profits is also *is also addictive Plain packaging laws that is to say a token restriction the advertising of poison to a population who collectively shares the burden of the effects of the poisonings is not the subversion of Philip Morris right to express their opinion To object to the placement of factual information on carcinogens is a reductio ad absurdum and further insults the intelligence of the populace something Hume erides in myriad other casesOne other small critiue which has been made by others The rejoinder I may not agree with what you say but will Black Beech and Honeydew: An Autobiography defend to theeath your right to say it has been variously attributed to many including Voltaire Hume refers to those contesting free speech as reverse Voltaires many times throughout the book Many many times This grows tiresome because while exactly on point it simply At the Italians Command doesn t have a nice ring to it and after 30 invocations feels stale and awkward Don t let thisisclaimer steer you away from what is otherwise a tight important book This book raises some pretty good points but there s far too much repetition and it feels as if there is no structure Also the author seems to contradict himself he s concerned about free speech but considers massive public response to controversial opinions a form of unofficial censorship To me there s no such thing as unofficial censorship Censorship is something that is enforced by institutions and authorities However Mick Hume shares some pretty good examples of how the left is becoming increasingly intolerant towards intolerants funny thing heh refusing to create a Oh Baby! dialogue and how political correctness infantilises people and harms progressEssentially I think thisebate is relevant in this Her Rancher Hero (Saddlers Prairie, day and age but to be honest I felt like it would be enough just to read the epilogue as it sums up ideas that were repeated over and over throughout the chapters Absolutely excellent I felt like I wanted to read bits out to everybody all the time and pretty much every page has some uote worthy lines The argument for allowing unrestrained free speech is convincingly put forward and I felt Mick Hume covered all the relevant points thoroughly If I could I make this compulsory reading Trigger warning sexism racism homophobia white privilege safe space mocking liberal mocking After I finished this book yesterday I prepared to give a scathing review about privilege and obligations of safety that most private companies have contracts that reuire certain behavior as part of at will employment that the bullying and those social media trigger happy criers of offensive racist and even check your privilege while annoying are within their rights of free speech to say those things too And then I saw a post on my Facebook feed Some liberal morally high minded individual put a post about how The Maid of Lorne disgusted she was that Charlie Hebdo put a cartoon of theead Syrian child Aylan Kurdi claiming it was isrespectful and isgusting and f ed up This same person posted on January 12th JE SUIS CHARLIE Well than not exactly How to Become a Virgin dear not exactly This is exactly the kind ofouble speak that Mick Hume writes about in Trigger WarningSo let me make my thoughts as brief as possible First the points that Mick Hume makes well1 No one should be arrested for using offensive language offending anyone verbal bullying whatever And he has excellent examples of cases where this hasn t been so see the arrest of Walker and Weston Romens who were alleged to have chanted abusive comments of a racial nature on a train leaving Glasgow s ueen Street station on 31 January This is wrong I agree And not just because they were re enacting a scene Even if the witness had been correct that they had been chanting abuses of a racial nature still shouldn t be arrested for that 2 We are overly sensitive and college and universities in their pursuit of safe spaces have made it worse Yes as a student you have every right to protest a racist sexist or generally offensive speaker on your campus Please Dangerous Disguise (Cavanaugh Justice, do in fact But preventing speakers from coming by signing petitions or claiming it violates your safe space isn t always for the best Because when the tables are flipped and conservative students protest a Trans feminist whatever speaker they are regarded as offensive and in the wrong And I think importantly know your enemy and not even your enemy just learnifferent views 3 In the same vein of learning The Bosss Baby Surprise different views that there areangers to identity group politics By saying things like check your privilege and stating that only those within a certain identity group can make statements you limit the conversation I agree with this Hume takes it a little too far as a white male journalist he can t help himself and I isagree on the reason but I think this is true Again know your enemy I m not saying the privileged won t be wrong or offensive or condescending they will case in point right here But isn t it better to know for people to say the wrong offensive thing and learn from itIssues with Hume s argument1 Hume claims that too many trigger happy liberals are bullying offensive Concise and Abridged EditionIn this blistering polemic veteran journalist Mick Hume presents an uncompromising efence of freedom of expression which he argues is threatened in the West not by jackbooted censorship but by a creeping culture of conformism and You Can’t Say ThatIn a fierce Command Performance defence of free speech – in all its forms Eople on social media into retractions of statements or getting people fired Yes you are allowed to say whatever offensive thing you want But Humeoesn t acknowledge that the other side the annoying easily offended has just as much right to say whatever they want and bully the offender2 People shouldn t get fired for saying offensive things or Loveknot (Welcome to Tyler, demoted or whatever This seems right except here s the catch Most jobs involve some sort of social component and if you reveal yourself to be intolerant in your private life odds are good that this carries over into your work life If a banker is a Neo Nazi and attend rallies odds are good that his or her service as a banker to black people is pretty poor Because our private and public lives are not that clearlyivided We are human our prejudices and our feelings seep into our professional lives even if we The Perfect Blend don t mean them to Maybe there are exceptions to this rule maybe if a job is entirely solitary or if a person really can prove to have not let their personal prejudices affect their work life If that person exists they should probably be worldictator 3 Oh so much white male privilege And why oh why o they always want to be able to say the n word Or eny rape I Wanted (Sealed with a Kiss do not understand 4 Wordso not have power Hume claims that we have given words power by claiming offense and in fact they are just words By making them taboo that s what gives them power I think he misses two points One by a word like the n word to be used freely it makes it ok to say It allows those prejudices associated with the use of that word to continue Or like a girl To throw like a girl means to throw badly weakly whatever And to continue to use this phrase even casually unintentionally or as a joke attaches stereotypes that women are less than not as good etc Guess what I throw like a girl all the time Because I am a girl All the time Two as a journalist who is writing to make a point if words have no power than what s the point What s the point of Rayuan Sang Bos [Seduced By the Boss] discussiondebate at all I realize this is a bit Reductio ad absurdum but I couldn t resistOther thoughtsissues 1 Trigger warnings on books originally used to prevent PTSD and other trauma sufferers to be safe from triggering content Have we become to slap happy with the trigger warnings we mark on things I think so This is an interesting issue as a librarian especially with banned books week right around the corner because while anyone can check anything out should we put labels to inform parents of content Is it information or is it censorship One of my favorite book review websites is very pro trigger warning on books because people should get to read what they like but then they get up in arms when people try to claim theyon t read Bachelor to the Rescue (Home to Dover, diversely because theyon t relate to other type characters Hume isn t wrong trigger warnings are a slippery slope 2 Holocaust and other genocidalcrime and climate change Secrets At Maple Syrup Farm denial This is mostly having too with genocide Whispers Of The Heart denial Yes individuals have the right toeny the Holocaust or climate change They are wrong but that is their prerogative as a free individual in a free country However what about state The Dukes Gamble denial of a genocidal action We wouldn t allow that Germany was forced to pay reparations after WWII Turkey still can t get membership into the EU because of itsenial of the Armenian genocide and other factors but this is Unmasking the Marquess (Hold Your Breath, definitely still one Whereoes the individual end and the state begin If you re state is legally reuired to pay reparations for war crimes can you as an individual of that state really Let Go deny those crimes 3 Also in general this book isn t written very well It reads like an undergraduate thesis and is both repetitive and rambling This book would have benefited greatly from the services of a ruthless editor s pen Far too much repetition and overuse of phrases reverse Voltaires got particularly irksome Having said that the bookoes argue passionately and persuasively for untrammelled free speech Warning fitting In case it wasn t obvious this is a political review If you are easily offended by Chatsfields Ultimate Acquisition different opinions this book and review aren t for youWhat s it aboutThe author of this book asks readers if free speech is under attack as he goes over recent and historical cases of censorship why all speech is free speech and why it s worth fighting for even if youisagree with what s being saidProsThis book is uite interesting Those who follow me know that free speech and censorship are things I m very passionate about so it interested me It even helped me think some things slightly Major Westhavens Unwilling Ward (Hh differently as I noticed some stuff Thanks for opening my eyes to a thing or two bookThis book is educational I actually learned some stuff here so that s pretty coolThis book is often humorousThe narrator of the audio edition I listened to has a perfect voice for nonfiction I specify nonfiction as I m not sure I care for it in a fictional audiobookConsThis guy seriously overreacts to trigger warnings I still fail to see how a content warning puts a gun to the head of free speech as this book puts it I ll go in Major Westhavens Unwilling Ward depth on trigger warnings later in the review but yeah I think this writer really jumped off theeep end with thatThis book efinitely has a right wing bias So yeah it oes point out a
few cases of conservatives attacking free speech but points out things that liberals have one andcases of conservatives attacking free speech but CONSTANTLY out things that liberals have one and it was liberals also a minor note one part of the book sounded slightly transphobic which certainly Act Like You Know doesn t help hide the biasThe main reason this is a 3 star instead of a 4 is because it beats aead horse and is A Guide to Americas Sex Laws drawn out This book is almost 12 hours long because it often goes on and on even repeating itself uite a bitIs all speech free speechI say yes If free speech was regulated it would not be free Sure Ion t like racism sexism ableism homophobia transphobia etc but people who o have the right to say that bullshit just as I have the right to say it s bullshit because that s how free speech works It s also notable that history proves letting the government regulate that history proves letting the government regulate is angerous and a path we should avoidIs free speech in angerYes and no First of all I have to make it clear that both liberals and conservatives are full of shit when it comes to this Liberals say how they hate censorship when it comes to how the FCC fines people for saying certain words on broadcast TV or radio agree shouldn t be fined and censored but cheer when a subreddit they eem offensive is banned what At the same time conservatives hate censorship when Alex Jones is banned on social media I may not be an Info Wars fan but I agree shouldn t be censored but it s the Republican President Donald Trump that blames video games for violence many conservative groups unsurprisingly agree with blaming this as well as certain types of TV shows and music and even pressured Blumhouse Productions into cancelling the release of a controversial violent movie The HuntI think in some countries Australia Canada England and China are the first to come to mind the governments have killed free speech in absolutely horrible ways some going to jail or even beat in a few cases killed for something A Village with My Name: A Family History of China's Opening to the World deemed offensive by people andor the country s government which is absolutely awful Social media sites are private companies so shouldo whatever they want but you gotta admit they are very ban happy and often gang up on certain people especially but not only when it comes to political content so it s annoying at best In America there are some active forms of censorship FCC regulations on broadcast TV and AMFM radio come to mind and there are many groups and people who want to Anthropology as Cultural Critique destroy free speech but I think in the end and this applies for other countries and even social media if people stand up for it free speech will win and it is far fromead in the US where I and Anyone despite the author being British probably most of the book s audience liveAre trigger warnings promoting censorshipThis confuses me how that s a uestion TBH When a show book video game music video or anything else includes a warning for insert whatever here it is not saying THIS CONTENT IS UNSAFE AND MUST BE FORBIDDEN hell the makers of these things want people to viewlistenplayreadetc but it is not recommended if you are offended by such things I know someone a relative who is really proud of me for releasing my first book even if sheidn t read it because she saw the warning for extreme levels of violence language and sexual content That s why trigger warnings on things exist I will admit that they can sometimes be exaggerated I remember at least once reading reviews for a book that included long scrolls of trigger warnings but when I read it I barely even noticed ANY offensive content and I personally on t have any use for them as I m almost never offended by anything at this point but I understand that some people on t like seeing certain things If those people say that stuff with insert whatever they re offended by here should be banned they re promoting censorship but simply not wanting to expose themselves or their kids the main reason TVMA warnings on shows and M for mature labels on video games exist to that stuff that is entirely Boggs differentOverallAn interesting sometimes humorous book that is unfortunately oftenrug out and has some issuesI Battleground Chicago d recommend it if you like political nonfiction andor are interested in the subject but if not this won t interest you35 Free speech is important than hurt feelings It is a sorry sign of the times that such a statement might seem outlandish to some Trigger warning common sense based views anti priggishness the necessity to judge for yourself and not take everything the author says at face value anti holier than thou conformism freedomoes not include the right to unchallenged narcissismSupposing you feel inclined to Albert Camus disagree with the above uotation from Mick Hume s book Trigger Warning Is the Fear of Being Offensive Killing Free Speech and would want to counter that whenever you use your right to speaking your mind freely you should take into consideration how your words will be received and if they might noto harm than good you might already be on the slippery slope of self censorship at best and Bitter Choices demanding further going state regulations for free speech at worst In that case reading this book mighto you a world of goodMind although Hume has a very wide Bill Veecks Crosstown Classic definition of what he regards as falling under the scope. ?? Mick Hume’s blistering polemic exposes the new threats facing us today in the historic fight for freedom of expression Ours is an age when sensitive students must be sheltered from potentially offensive material in ‘safe spaces’ Twitter vigilantes police those expressing the ‘wrong’ opinion online and many even insist tha.