Harvey Silverglate: Freedom of Speech | Lex Fridman Podcast #377

Harvey Silverglate is a free speech advocate, co-founder of FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Expression, and author of several books on freedom of speech and criminal justice. He is running for Harvard Board of Overseers on a platform of free speech. If you’re a Harvard Alumni, please consider voting for him by Tue, May 16, 5pm ET: https://www.harvey4harvard.com/ballot Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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0:00 – Introduction
2:15 – Freedom of speech
23:56 – Bureaucracy in Universities
40:10 – Clash of ideas
43:48 – Public education is broken
55:24 – Jeffrey Epstein
1:08:17 – Freedom of thought and liberal arts
1:19:22 – Interviewing controversial people
1:23:06 – Alan Dershowitz
1:26:19 – Donald Trump
1:33:18 – FBI
1:41:43 – Criminal justice system
1:44:12 – Advice

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