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  • Writer's pictureThe Paladins

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.

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