Malavika Patil asked in a comment to the post “My Position on MF Husain”: “Does obscenity/pornography deserve free speech rights?” As a free speech fundamentalists, I can only answer, “Yes, yes, and yes!” I am enough of a realist to believe that no individual or group is so wise as to be a judge of what speech deserves the protection of law and what doesn’t. The only way forward is to allow all speech, regardless of how someone feels about it. Continue reading “The Indecency of Legislating Decency”
I am off to Delhi and will be on the road much of the time. Often comments are held in moderation — so if your comment does not show up immediately, please be patient. I will have internet access but not all the time.
Bye for now.