Sunday, May 2, 2021
Chauvin on Anthony Leaker's Against Free Speech: Shadowboxing with Free Speech Principles (Book Review) @SCLawReview
Noah Chauvin is publishing Anthony Leaker's Against Free Speech: Shadowboxing with Free Speech Principles in the South Carolina Law Review. Here is the abstract.
This essay is a review of Anthony Leaker’s book "Against Free Speech." In his book, Professor Leaker argues that free speech, both in theory and in practice, serves the ends of the powerful and represses the marginalized. As such, Professor Leaker believes we should not only reject free speech, but actively censor reactionary ideas. I did not like Professor Leaker’s book, not because his arguments are wrong—though they are—but because he did a poor job of making them. In my review essay, I explain why I think Professor Leaker’s arguments were poorly made, and discuss why such a book merits a review at all.
Download the essay from SSRN at the link.