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Free Speech After 9/11

Katharine Gelber


Following shootings in Paris and Copenhagen in early 2015, the connection between free speech and terrorism is more visible than ever. Responses to these events rightly called for solidarity in the face of terror, and cartoonists depicted pencils as the appropriate alternative to guns, speech as the best alternative to violence, freedom of expression as a necessary alternative to terror. Western governments reiterated their public commitment to freedom of speech. But in reality these same governments have a strong, but relatively underappreciated, hostility to freedom of expression as manifest ... More

Keywords: freedom of speech, counter-terrorism, terrorism, United States, United Kingdom, Australia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198777793
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777793.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katharine Gelber, author
Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Queensland