Rosa Luxemburg

Insult and Injury, Ideas and Actions: An Anarchist Defense of Unlimited Freedom of Expression

  • Posted on: 1 September 2017
  • By: thecollective

(This piece was originally published as a broadside in 1994 but remains particularly relevant today)

Virtually everyone in the united states claims to support freedom of speech and expression. When debate arises around attempts by certain individuals to exercise this freedom, however, one frequently finds purported free speech advocates among those hoping to suppress the speech of others. Unfortunately, the position taken by many anarchists and leftists on this issue is no more principled than that taken by more mainstream conservatives and liberals.