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There’s a new free speech crisis gripping the world—and governments aren’t helping

While the spotlight in recent years has been on censorship from the student left, real and increasing threats are coming from the right

By Jemimah Steinfeld  

Scottish playwright Jo Clifford is no stranger to controversy. Her play, The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven, casts Jesus as a trans woman, and first aired at Glasgow’s Tron in 2009 to a reception of applause—and protest. But there is controversy, and then there is outright danger. The same play was on tour in Brazil until recently, when a smoke bomb was thrown into the performance space and armed police invaded…

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