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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. Stay up to date with Clear and Present Danger on the show’s website at

Customer Reviews

Had to stop listening

The cheesy changes to the voice track for quotations and the oddly-spaced jingle were too annoying. It was like 25 mins of history packed into a hour long podcast. Plus the level changes blew my ears out. Lasted through two episodes.

Vitally important

Now more than ever a program like this needs to reach as many people as possible. The freedom of expression is a finite resource, it seems. It needs a history and protection. Both needs are met here in his show. Thanks!

The Best Guide to Free Speech

There is no better guide to the history of free speech than Jacob Mchangama. He is one of the most principled, intelligent, and courageous liberal voices in Scandinavia today. I can't recommend this podcast enough.

Clear and Present Danger - A history of free speech
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  • Category: History
  • Language: English

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