Part of the problem is a failure to think things through: people want freedom to do or say anything, but they also want something done if someone else does something harmful or hateful. And our tolerance for risk is nil, so we're more inclined to over-react (if it's public).
Freedom is a balance, and there are risks. Otherwise, it's not freedom.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Comment Elsewhere: Freedom and its Discontents
In response to a fascinating discussion of recent news and law in the privacy and free speech field, I said: