Premise Good, Conclusion Bad

Crooked Timber draws our attention to a new British law called "Prevent" that seems to impose serious restrictions on the kinds of political ideas you can advance in certain public spaces. There's some sort of exemption for institutions of higher education, since professionals might need to study dangerous ideas. However, they are still meant not merely to monitor but to "engage and consult students on compliance with their Prevent duty."


Assistant Village Idiot said...

Interesting if they have any actual research on what kinds of speech actually cause extremism - I'm thinking they don't. More likely, they have theories.

Grim said...

My guess is that Marxism will somehow get a special exception, although it formally calls for the overthrow of British democracy (and all other forms of non-socialism).