Thought Police examines the long history of governments suppressing speech - with clear echoes of George Orwell's warning of a world without free speech. The program weaves personal stories from Hong Kong, North Korea, and Peru, whose governments tried to suppress free speech, one of them resulting in a monumental - and avoidable - human tragedy.
Episode Duration: 56 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 101
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What is free speech? Is it an outdated idea? What about hate speech? The three-part series Free To Speak underscores how free speech is necessary for human survival as it presents thought-provoking, ironic, and often heartbreaking stories.
Host Nadine Strossen is joined by free speech experts, critics, and defenders to examine its power and controversy historically and today.