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Books in brief: ‘I Find That Offensive’ by Claire Fox

"Fox takes on the PC Brigade and Social Justice Warriors who want to restrain free speech."

cover_9781849549813I Find That Offensive! by Claire Fox (Biteback, £10)

The limits of the right to free speech have become the centre of one of the biggest debates of the internet age. In her new book, Claire Fox—libertarian and media commentator—takes on the “PC brigade” and “social justice warriors” who seem to want to restrain free speech.

Fox’s argument runs roughly as follows: we live in a “culture of offence” in which simply stating that one is hurt or offended by something is enough to shut down debate. This is the product of a…

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