Posted to YouTube September 23, 2012.
Free speech — here in the U.S., the First Amendment concept — has been argued around the world in the wake of rioting in Muslim-majority states associated, in part, with a clip on YouTube, “The Innocents of Muslims”.
While that’s been batted around elsewhere, and I have been involved with related chatyping on Facebook, I thought to run this interview here and on Backchannels as argument, introduction, and orientation having to do with what free speech in a free society means and that through the mouth of one of the western champions of the concept.
Probably, “conservative-socialist” may be met as a political oxymoron, but in these strange and upside-down days, Lars Hedegaard may fit that description. Despite a book with the term “Capitalism” boldly displayed on the table between interviewer Robert Vaughan and Lars Hedegaard, has a track record as regards the political concern for the less included and struggling in societies.
Bodissey, Baron. “Brussels 2012: Lars Hedegaard’s Speech — ICLA: International Civil Liberties Alliance. Gates of Vienna, July 21, 2012.
International Free Press Society.
Spencer, Robert. “Victory for free speech: Lars Hedegaard acquitted of racisim.” Jihad Watch, April 20, 2012.
Tundra Tabloids. “Lars Hedegaard’s Remarks at Today’s Danish Supreme Court Hearing.” April 13, 2012.
Wikipedia. “International Free Press Society”.