Persona Non Grata: New Technology and the Threat to Free by Tom Flanagan

By Tom Flanagan

From an acclaimed professor and previous consultant to major Minister Stephen Harper, a passionate and edgy safeguard of unfastened speech in Canada, and the function the web performs within the issue.

In February 2013, Tom Flanagan, acclaimed educational, collage of Calgary professor, and previous consultant to major Minister Stephen Harper, made reviews surrounding the difficulty of viewing baby pornography that have been tweeted from the development he was once talking at and broadcast around the globe. within the time it took to force from Lethbridge to his domestic in Calgary, Flanagan's profession and recognition have been nearly in tatters. each media outlet made the tale front-page information, so much of them deriding Flanagan and casting him as a pariah. He used to be made to express regret publicly for his use of phrases however the base line was once that Tom Flanagan easily sounded an opinion (he by no means whatever urged that he used to be something yet virulantly against baby pornography) in an educational atmosphere. In impact, his collage, a number of of his colleagues, and lots more and plenty of the media, together with the CBC -- and such a lot of Canada! -- made him personality non grata. This booklet is 2 issues: The author's aspect of the tale, and what he persisted in the course of what he calls "The Incident," and a passionate and convincing safety of unfastened speech, not only in Canada yet in all places. whereas Flanagan's is hardly ever the 1st publication at the topic, what makes this ebook diversified is the part of the web, a device that's greatly a double-edged sword by way of freedom of expression--it permits humans to have an unfiltered voice to claim what they need, however it additionally permits these to exploit it to be pass judgement on, jury and executioner opposed to these whose reviews they disagree with. The booklet is additionally a sobering check out the type of political correctness that has develop into a staple within the educational global. What occurred to the writer illustrates very important trends in modern Canada threatening freedom of speech and dialogue, and the way the hot know-how is enjoying an expanding and menacing function.

Show description

Read Online or Download Persona Non Grata: New Technology and the Threat to Free Speech PDF

Best politics books

We the People: An Introduction to American Politics (8th Texas Edition)

Politics is relevant.
The top e-book for enticing scholars in American politics can also be the simplest for aiding scholars examine and study. We the folk emphasizes the ways in which govt and politics subject and the ways in which humans can become involved in politics and impact executive. within the 8th version, We the folk deals a extra modern method of interact scholars in American politics with new positive factors in response to how today’s scholars research and examine. New pedagogical good points, comparable to hugely visible “Who Are americans? ” devices and concentration Questions that recur during the bankruptcy, support scholars have interaction with the cloth and reach the direction.

Ideologies of Eastness in Central and Eastern Europe (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies)

This publication explores how the international locations of japanese Europe, which have been previously a part of the Soviet bloc have, because the finish of communist rule, constructed a brand new ideology in their position on this planet. Drawing on post-colonial conception and on id discourses within the writings of neighborhood intelligentsia figures, the ebook exhibits how humans in those international locations not give some thought to themselves as a part of the "east", and the way they've got invented new stereotypes of the nations to the east of them, resembling Ukraine and Belarus, to which they see themselves as enhanced.

Frantz Fanon (Routledge Critical Thinkers)

This transparent, student-friendly guidebook considers Fanon's key texts and theories, : postcolonial theory's appropriation of psychoanalysis; anxieties round cultural nationalisms and the increase of local cognizance; postcoloniality's dating with violence and separatism.

Cultural Intermarriage in Southern Appalachia: Cherokee Elements in Four Selected Novels by Lee Smith (Indigenous Peoples and Politics)

Analyzing 4 of Lee Smith's mountain novels from the perspective of cultural anthropology, this research indicates that fragments of the Cherokee historical past resonate in her paintings. those parts contain connections with the Cherokee ideals relating to medicinal crops and spirit animals, Cherokee tales in regards to the Daughter of the sunlight, the Corn lady, the Spear Finger, the Raven Mocker, the Little humans and the booger males; the Cherokee suggestion of witchcraft; and the social place of Cherokee girls.

Extra resources for Persona Non Grata: New Technology and the Threat to Free Speech

Sample text

It speculated that, particularly where there was no prospect of an addict becoming abstinent, curbs on prescribing by the Clinics might have encouraged drug users to seek treatment elsewhere in order to obtain prescriptions. 36 The solution to the Clinics’ shortcomings was to be a reversal of the existing policy that had excluded GPs. General practice, already established throughout the country, offered a cheaper solution to extensive development of the Clinic system, although some hospital-based expansion was also recommended.

So there wasn’t a difference with Dr Bewley and the rest of the group I think on that one at all . . ’80 Members from various professional backgrounds with different agendas were united in their agreement over the problem but there were different views on how it should be done. An early draft of Chapter 7 suggested that Prescribing and Proscribing: T&R Report 37 private doctors and GPs should only be granted licences to treat drug users if they worked with consultants in the Clinics. Although this idea was raised in the published chapter, it instead merely recommended close liaison with hospital services and access to expert second opinions.

108 The CFI could be seen as part of this pattern, encouraging the development of locally autonomous services while orchestrating them from the centre. Throughout the 1990s, management of the NHS was led by the NHS Executive, with centralisation becoming stronger in the second half of the decade. Most controversial was the introduction of market reforms and a split between ‘purchasers’ of healthcare, GPs and Health Authorities, and providers, hospitals and community services, following 1989’s White Paper Working for Patients.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.23 of 5 – based on 44 votes