On Liberty EP21 Cancel culture will divide us

Salvatore Babones speaks with Peter Kurti. Peter is Director of Culture, Prosperity & Civil Society program at the Centre for Independent Studies. In his recent paper, he warns that the drive to eradicate offensive words, images, and opinions from the public square is rapidly displacing liberal commitments to freedom of speech.

‘Cancel culture’ campaigns in Australia are intended to erase elements of our history and to deny the record of those who helped found this country. The impulse to impose a revised interpretation of the past poses a danger that threatens to corrode civility, destroy civic trust, and fuel community discord.