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BPC Bulletin November 26, 2023

BPC Bulletin: "Free Speech: What Everyone Needs to Know" by Nadine Strossen

News Reports and Commentary Selected by Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee.

In October, a new book appeared in bookstores: Free Speech: What Everyone Needs to Know by Nadine Strossen.

The book focuses on the most important U.S. free speech rules, rationales and debates, including the strongest arguments for and against the protection of the most controversial speech, such as hate speech and disinformation.

Strossen is a professor emerita at New York Law School, a past national president of the American Civil Liberties Union (1991–2008) and a senior fellow at the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression.


Read the publisher’s page for Free Speech: What Everyone Needs to Know.

Free Speech - Nadine Strossen - Oxford University Press (


At The Book Revue, Michael Beas writes:

Free Speech: What Everyone Needs to Know® (


On her Lean Out podcast, Tara Henley interviews Strossen. They discuss, among other things, the Canadian government’s proposal to outlaw hateful expression on the internet:

Navigating a perilous moment - Lean Out with Tara Henley (

On the Cato Daily Podcast, Caleb O. Brown interviews Strossen:
Free Speech: What Everyone Needs to Know | Cato Institute

At Digital Journal, Markos Papadatos interviews Strossen:

Nadine Strossen discusses her book 'Free Speech: What Everyone Needs to Know' - Digital Journal

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