Eric Daniels on Free Speech

 Posted by on 16 March 2009 at 1:05 pm  Announcements
Mar 162009
 

On April 11th, Front Range Objectivist Supper Talks (FROST) will host a dinner lecture with Objectivist historian Eric Daniels on “The Looming Crisis over Free Speech.” It will be an excellent lecture, so if you’re able to attend, please consider doing so. Note that an RSVP is required by April 6th.

Here’s the full announcement:

Supper Talk with Dr. Eric Daniels on “The Looming Crisis over Free Speech”

  • Date: Saturday, April 11, 2009
  • Time: 6:00 pm social hour (cash bar); 7:00 pm dinner; 8:00 pm talk
  • Location: West Woods Golf Club, 6655 Quaker Street in Arvada, Colorado
  • Cost: $60 per individual, $35 per student
  • RSVP: To reserve your space, you must RSVP by April 6th to Betty Evans via e-mail (betty@frontrangeobjectivism.com) or phone (303.421.7334). Please send your check to FROGS c/o Betty Evans, 1140 US Hwy 287 STE 400-283, Broomfield, CO 80020 or use Paypal to send your payment to betty@frontrangeobjectivism.com.

In this lecture, Dr. Daniels examines the state of free speech in America and finds that it is under serious threat. From campus speech codes to anti-discrimination and harassment law, from campaign finance to commercial speech, Americans today enjoy less and less freedom in communicating their ideas. Today’s colleges and universities have become a hotbed of censorship, producing generations of Americans who have accepted suppression of speech as the norm. Dr. Daniels argues that the emerging crisis is a result of the lack of a proper understanding of individual rights, especially property rights. Only by understanding the proper basis of rights can we act to secure our freedom of speech and to protect the rights that give rise to it.

Dr. Daniels is a research assistant professor at the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism. He lectures internationally on American history and attended ARI’s Objectivist Graduate Center. He recently coauthored U.S. Economic Freedom Index: 2008 Report. He contributes to The Objective Standard and wrote a chapter for Abolition of Antitrust.

   
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