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The McKay Interview with Claire Fox

The McKay Interview // WRS// Politics // Jan. 3, 2017

Everyone knows the famous saying: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

WRS actually broadcasts from the city which was once the home of the famous French philosopher, Voltaire, who is supposed to have said those words.

Well, these days, and in some places, there is more than a ripple of dissent regarding this principle. There is in fact quite a storm brewing. From what I read and hear it is being whipped up on some American and British university campuses (yes, universities of all places) and certain other places, among certain groups.

Nowadays, some people seem quick to take offence – or to put it another way – are more thin-skinned than days gone by. Or is that really the case?

To cast some light on what’s actually going on, Michael speaks to Claire Fox, founder of the Institute of Ideas and the author of a new book called 'I find that offensive'.

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