'No Safe Spaces' ignores the attacks on free speech from the right - 2020-01-11
A true commitment to free speech requires defending the right to express the most vile, transgressive, and unpopular ideas. And the truest demonstration of that commitment is to hold one's own political tribe to account when it fails to walk the walk on the principle.
You won't find such introspection in "No Safe Spaces," a new documentary that exemplifies the "free-speech tourism" on the right.
The movie focuses on the most publicized "politically correct social-justice warrior college-campus snowflakes out of control" stories of the past five years, all framed as harbingers of a free-speech apocalypse.
But it doesn't even give a nod to threats from the right, and it relies on interviews with some dubious "free-speech warriors" who often don't practice what they preach.