Claire Fox: The fear of giving offence is killing democracy and stifles truth

Another week, another spate of mad assaults on free speech at British universities. American-style “trigger warnings” are being used in Oxford University’s law department to warn sensitive students before lectures dealing with “potentially distressing subject matter”, such as criminal cases involving rape or murder. Trigger warning: don’t hire a barrister from this cohort of Oxford undergraduates — they might faint if any evidence is too disturbing.  

Source: Claire Fox: The fear of giving offence is killing democracy and stifles truth

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