On Liberty talks to Prof James Allan of the University of Queensland. In his latest column for Australian Spectator, James explains why the acolytes of irrationality so often turn to accusations of ‘hate speech’. As opposing hate is “one of the few remaining first principles that virtually all of us sort of accept”. That’s why so many activists “throw around the charge of hate with gay abandon”.
We ask James about hate, humour, the definition of ‘gender’, and the lack of viewpoint diversity on university campuses and its implications for teaching and research. We will be taking your questions about cancel culture, the weaponisation of hate, and the future of education, so we hope you can tune in.