Recent polls have shown a disparity between men and women’s support for the prime minister in the wake of horrendous stories about the treatment of women. How can the data help us understand that?
A president’s persona is always a public act. In that way, Trump’s shtick – vulgar man of the people – was not exceptional. And every president has had to invent his version of the role.
First published in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s children’s book has never been out of print. It continues to appeal to adults who prefer childhood.
Accusing a person or company of ‘virtue signalling’ has become a common putdown. But slurs like these are not new.
Donald Trump uses language like a dangerous demagogue. The author of a book on Trump’s rhetorical skill gives a guide to the six most important rhetorical strategies Trump uses.
Is a $25 million judgement against Oberlin College going to chill free speech – or is the wealth of a publicly subsidized private college helping polarize debates about race and politics?
Though largely political and symbolic, the campus free speech order that President Trump issued matters because it ties millions of federal research dollars to how well colleges protect free speech.
The Ford government in Ontario is taking aim at free speech on the province’s campuses. But is it addressing a problem that doesn’t exist?
Jordan Peterson is now a right-wing darling for his views on everything from transgender people, the #MeToo movement and political correctness on campus. But he’s not saying anything new.
Differences of opinion are the lifeblood of universities and essential to advancing knowledge. But some universities are giving in to intimidation by cancelling events with controversial speakers.
If we’re serious about freedom of speech, we need a more open and respectful discussion about words that cause insult and offence.
The ‘good old days’ when we could make racist comments without legal recourse were not that good at all – especially for those on the receiving end.
The concept of ‘free speech’ is devilishly difficult, and depends greatly on a person’s political and philosophical viewpoint.