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When to Punch a Nazi: a Conversation about Free Speech (PART 1 OF 2)

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Recent headlines have seen violent responses toward the culture's more distasteful voices. White supremacist Richard Spencer is punched during an interview. Milo Yiannopoulos' Berkley speech prompts riots.  Ann Coulter cancels her own Berkley appearance over security concerns.  Justifiable outrage against outrageous people and ideas seems to spill over into fists, fires, calamity and chaos.  

But are these responses appropriate and/or helpful?  Is it ever appropriate to respond to words and ideas with a physical blow?

On this two-part episode, we discuss this controversial subject.  Your calls and emails: podcast@thethinkingatheist.com

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Part 2 of this discussion releases May 17th, 2017 at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2017/05/17/when-to-punch-a-nazi-a-conversation-about-free-speech-part-2-of-2

 

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