Kenan Malik: Pandaemonium: do i want people to shut up?

Garry Clarkson (Photographer), Keenan Malik, Ashuman Mondal

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Abstract

Photograph to contextualise a key debate on free speech and censorship. Keenan Malik's response to Anshuman Mondal, a lecturer in English at Brunel University, recently published an article on the academic website The Conversation criticising arguments for free speech. Advocates of free speech, of which Malik is a key specimen, were, Mondal claimed, trying to ‘shut up’ those who disagreed with them. Malik argues that this attenuates the right to protest to the point where it effectively becomes a dismissal of that right. That crying ‘censorship!’ makes the second of these invalid, hence the contradiction I identify in the first half of the article: the idea that free speech is threatened by free speech itself. Garry Clarkson’s photo of the burning of The Satanic Verses on a demonstration in Bradford, 1989 © Garry Clarkson.
LanguageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2014

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Clarkson, G. (Photographer), Malik, K. (Author), & Mondal, A. (Author). (2014). Kenan Malik: Pandaemonium: do i want people to shut up?. Digital or Visual Products
Clarkson, Garry (Photographer) ; Malik, Keenan (Author) ; Mondal, Ashuman (Author). / Kenan Malik: Pandaemonium : do i want people to shut up?. [Digital or Visual Products].
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