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Areopagitica: Freedom of Debate and the Global Covid Challenge



Seventeenth century British writer John Milton famously argued for freedom not just of speech but also of ideas and argument, as a means to find accommodation between different peoples and to prevent violent conflict. His views find echo in contemporary debates about so-called ‘Cancel Culture’; and they are essential if the countries of the world are to find a collective and multilateral solution to the Coronavirus pandemic, the gravest foreign policy crisis since World War II.


The full text of the article appears here:

http://www.transconflict.com/2021/03/areopagitica-freedom-of-debate-and-global-covid-challenge/

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