Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Immediately after the horrific Charlie Hebdo attack, people started to cry out “Je suis Charlie”or “I am Charlie” but how honest where they really being? Would they like to be Charlie or would they not like to be Charlie and were going with the flow? To what extend does everyone really support freedom of expression? Voltaire said even if he disagreed, he would defend to the last someone’s right to free speech. Was he going too far or was he right? Do your research and make up your mind. Then write an argumentative essay.
Reading material to annotate
·         “Should there be limits on freedom of speech?” http://www.debate.org/opinions/should-there-be-limits-on-freedom-of-speech
·         “Should there be restrictions on freedom of speech?” http://www.debate.org/opinions/should-there-be-restrictions-on-freedom-of-speech
·         “Nineteen arguments for hate speech bans and against them” http://freespeechdebate.com/en/discuss/nineteen-arguments-for-hate-speech-bans-and-against-them/
·         “Should hate speech be a crime?” http://newint.org/sections/argument/2012/12/01/is-hate-speech-crime-argument/
Video to watch and make notes on
·         “Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream, Aug 28, 1963” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs

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