Comment to 'How much freedom of speech should we have? '
  • I used to think democracies had to have almost total freedom of speech.  But when I became more familiar with German politics, it became clear to me that some countries have good reasons for limiting freedom of speech.  If you have a NAZI history, then extremism carries another kind of threat level.

    While I personally would like to think two sides of an argument can fight it out, history suggests it is not always that easy...

    • True, One argument in the debate is that you need to have freedom of speech for everybody if you believe it is a fundamental right. But of course, it only works if you can prosecute people or groups who violate the other half of the equation namely not threatening or limiting other people to have the same right to freedom of speech.