Below you will find the resource list for our 2018 topic, Speech!

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Allan, Keith and Kate Burridge.   Forbidden Words: Taboo and the Censoring of Language Cambridge University Press, 2006.  291 pp.

Required section: “The Language of Political Correctness” (22 pp, pdf provided.  ACCESS BELOW.)

Anderson, Kurt.  Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, a 500-Year History.  Random House, 2018.  480 pp.

Required sections: Chapters 1 and 4 (14 pp, pdf provided.  ACCESS BELOW.)

Ash, Timothy Garton.  Free Speech: Ten Principles For A Connected World, Yale University Press, 2016.  381 pp.

Required sections: “Ideals,” 35 pp; “Knowledge,” 25 pp; “Journalism,” 25 pp; “Diversity,” 43 pp; “Religion,” 27 pp; “Courage,” 9 pps; “Challenge,” the 3-page conclusion (175 pp total).  The other sections are recommended but not required.

Atkins, Robert and Svetlana Mintcheva, editors.  Censoring Culture: Contemporary Threats to Free Expression.  New Press, 2006.  384 pp.

Required sections: Introduction and chapters 24 and 30 (20 pp, pdf provided.  ACCESS BELOW.)  The other sections are recommended but not required.

Gilmore, Michael T.  The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature. University of Chicago Press, 2010.  344 pp.

Sanders, Cody Y. and Angela Yarber.  Microaggressions in Ministry: Confronting the Hidden Violence of Everyday Church.  Westminster John Knox Press, 2015.  161 pp.

Tufekci, Zeynep.  Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest, Yale University Press, 2018.  278 pp.


Douglas-Scott, Sionaidh.  “The Hatefulness of Protected Speech: A Comparison of the American and European Approaches,” William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal 7:2, February 1999 (equivalent of 30 pp, pdf provided.  ACCESS BELOW.)

Finne, Elizabeth.  “The Tyranny of the Subjective,” Quillette, March 19, 2018.

Hassanein, Rokia.  “Not Standing for It: NFL Players’ Protests Put the Spotlight on Conscience-Based Objections to Patriotic Rituals,” Church and State (The Magazine of Americans United for Separation of Church and State), November 2017.

White, Aidan.  “Fake News: Facebook and Matters of Fact in the Post-Truth Era,” Ethics in The News, published 2017 by Ethical Journalism Network, London.

Other Media

Amanpour, Christiane.  TED Talk “How to Seek Truth in the Era of Fake News,” Sept 2017, New York.  15 minutes.

Panel discussion: “Democracy on Fire: Twitter, Social Movements, and the Future of Dissent,” October 27, 2017, Cambridge, MA.  1 hour and 24 minutes.


Busari, Stephanie, TED Talk “How Fake News Does Real Harm” February 2017, Lagos.  6.5 minutes.

Khan-Cullors, Patrice and Asha Bandele.  When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.  St. Martin’s Press 2018.  257 pp.

Tsesis, Alexander, “Burning Crosses on Campus: University Hate Speech Codes,” Connecticut Law Review 43:2, December 2010 (equivalent of 35 pages, pdf provided.  ACCESS BELOW.).

“Beyond the Headlines: Confederate Monuments, Historical Memory, and Free Speech” Panel discussion sponsored by Carolina Public Humanities and Chapel Hill Public Library posted Sept. 1, 2017.  1 hour 52 minutes.

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