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Anthony Leaker is a principal lecturer in cultural and critical theory at the University of Brighton.
Introduction / 1. Make Liberalism Great Again! / 2. The War on Students / 3. Racial Liberalism / 4. The War on Muslims / 5. Silencing
Uncompromising, appropriately scornful where necessary, and with a fine eye for his opponents' contradictions and complacencies, Anthony Leaker's Against Free Speech lucidly unpicks the liberal mainstream's ubiquitous clichés about speech rights. In reminding us what 'free speech' means for its victims, Leaker's critique is sure to infuriate all those whose hypocrisies he incisively and expertly lays bare.
— Nick Riemer, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Sydney
This is a pugnacious polemic that dissects and exposes the flaws, gaps, unstated assumptions and unexamined prejudices that lie beneath the surface of dominant and barely questioned arguments for free speech that have been deployed on behalf of powerful social groups and interests against the subordinated and marginalised. All who value public discourse and social justice should read it.
— Anshuman Mondal, Professor of Modern Literature & Director of Research, University of East Anglia