Committee of Enquiry/Freedom of Speech Ref 17: Laidler

a charter for the suppression of the free expression of unpopular and wrong-headed opinions

 File Author Date Document Type
Click to open D Laidler, Department of Economics 14th June 1968 Free speech submission

Laidler’s response to Committee of Enquiry Chair Keith Trace’s memorandum (circulated 11th June) on freedom of speech at the University, and how the three-part statement of principles it contained might apply to the events of 7th May; Laidler is quite exceptionally vehement in his rejection of ‘moral justification’ being taken into account when punishing a breach of discipline, and concerned about ‘an apparently erroneous interpretation’ of paragraph (c) … made by at least one member of the University’

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