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3 August 2015

Lenny Bruce: the Dapper Laughs of his day

Nearly 50 after Bruce’s death, ‘sick comedians’ are still in the firing line.

30 July 2015

How English libel laws dent free speech across the globe

A Russian case heard in London exposed the unjustness of our laws.

29 July 2015

Truth, illusion and free speech online

Toronto’s Twitter trial reminds us that little on the internet is as it seems.

22 July 2015

Tim Farron: falling foul of the New Inquisition

Once, gay-rights activists fought orthodoxy - now they enforce it.

21 July 2015

Even in America, You Can’t Say That!

We need to defend free speech whether it’s for Donald Trump or Jerry Seinfeld.

21 July 2015

Canada’s Twitter scandal: arrested for political comments

A Canadian feminist wants her Twitter critic convicted of harassment.

19 July 2015

Dave Chappelle vs the new intolerance

In an age of offence-seeking, this comedian’s comeback was desperately needed.