Ten Principles for a Connected World 

One of the great political writers of our time offers a manifesto for global free speech in the digital age.

Never in human history was there such a chance for freedom of expression.

If we have Internet access, any one of us can publish almost anything we like and potentially reach an audience of millions. Never was there a time when the evils of unlimited speech flowed so easily across frontiers. Violent intimidation, gross violations of privacy and tidal waves of abuse. A pastor burns a Koran in Florida and UN officials die in Afghanistan.
Drawing on a lifetime of writing about dictatorships and dissidents, Timothy Garton Ash argues that in this connected world, the way to combine freedom and diversity is to have more but also better free speech.

Across all cultural divides we must strive to agree on how we disagree. He draws on a thirteen-language global online project freespeechdebate.com conducted out of Oxford University and devoted to doing just that.

Rich with vivid examples from his personal experience of China’s Orwellian censorship apparatus to the controversy around Charlie Hebdo. And finally to a very English court case involving food writer Nigella Lawson. He build the outline of a framework for “civilized” conflict in a world where we are all becoming neighbors.

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