New articles in Human Rights: freedoms of speech, assembly, religion, redress

David Orenstein on ways that religious nations at UN oppose human rights. “t may seem strange that when we challenge religious attempts to halt social progress, those invested in faith traditions would consider such challenges a denial of their religious freedom. In actuality, these challenges to faith in the political realm usually ensure that the mandates and rights of people living under constitutional pluralism are upheld so that faith-based laws don’t hinder modernity.” read

New articles in Human Rights: freedoms of speech, assembly, religion, redress

Noam Chomsky’s criticisdm of Erdogan’s restrictions on academics: Juan Cole. read

Erica Hellerstein and Judd Legum discuss the origin of “political correct” and its politicization. “A new debate could rely less on anecdote and more on actual data. It could be less about protecting rhetorical preferences and more about prohibiting actual censorship. It could dispense with political grandstanding and become more grounded in reality, without the apocalyptic and shallow narratives.” read