Clear and Present Danger - A history of free speech
By Jacob Mchangama
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Why have kings, emperors, and governments killed and imprisoned people to shut them up? And why have countless people risked death and imprisonment to express their beliefs? Jacob Mchangama guides you through the history of free speech from the trial of Socrates to the Great Firewall.
||CleanEpisode 2: Liberty or License - Free Speech in Ancient Rome||Rome was the most powerful empire in antiquity. But were the Romans free to speak truth to power? Did history’s first successful Women’s March take place in Rome? And who came out on top when the words of Cicero clashed with the ambition of Caesar..||15 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Who wishes to speak? - Free Speech in Ancient Athens||The democracy of Ancient Athens was the birthplace of equal and uninhibited speech. Or Isegoria and parrhesia to the Athenians. Jacob Mchangama guides you through how oratory was central to the idea and practice of Athenian democracy. What Athenian...||1 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0: Why free speech?||Only 13% of the world’s 7,4 billion people enjoy free speech. 45% live in countries where censorship is the norm. Still, more than half the world’s population across cultures and continents think free speech is very important. But why is...||24 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Very interesting and engaging
Very interesting and engaging. It manages to make the history of free speech sexy ;)
Clear and present greatness
Very interesting and relevant podcast about the history free speech. I'm intrigued and looking forward to the coming episodes.
This sounds promising! I hope the rest will satisfy my expectations.