Is Our Freedom of Speech Under Threat?

Why should we fight for Freedom of Speech?

That’s the question that Free Speech Lawyer and Writer Greg Lukianoff helps us answer today.

Using first principles, Greg goes deep into the importance of Freedom of Speech, “Free Speech Culture”, what happens to Free Speech when new technologies like the printing press and the internet are introduced, and how all this intersects with blockchains and crypto.


TIMESTAMPS

0:00 Intro
2:36 Defining Free Speech
12:17 Free Speech Origins
16:01 The Printing Press
33:29 The Constitution
36:07 Free Speech Culture
44:05 What Protects Free Speech
52:15 Generational Differences
1:02:38 Censorship Societies
1:09:50 The Internet
1:14:25 AI & Free Speech
1:16:28 Web2 Censorship
1:20:38 Freedom to Transact
1:29:59 Privacy
1:31:51 How to Get Involved
1:34:10 Closing & Disclaimers


RESOURCES

Greg Lukianoff
https://x.com/glukianoff

The Eternally Radical Idea Newsletter
https://greglukianoff.substack.com/

FIRE
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