Podcast: Free Speech, Education, and Democracy - A Conversation with Toby Young

Dr Michael Johnston
Dr James Kierstead
Toby Young
4 July, 2024

In this episode, Michael and James talk to Toby Young, founder of the Free Speech Union in the United Kingdom, the associate editor of The Spectator, and a former editor of Quillette.

The discussion spans a wide range of topics including the challenges to free speech in academia, the evolution of charter schools in the UK, and the broader implications for liberal democracy, offering insights into the complex interplay between free expression, education policy, and political shifts in contemporary society.


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