Intolerance and illiberal thought are on the march in almost every major American institution — in politics, higher education, and NGOs; publishing, corporate governance, and even the law. But a diverse society cannot endure or prosper without an open public square where ideas and arguments can be freely debated without fear of retribution or anathematization. Free speech is a constitutional right in the United States, but it’s just one component of the broader and more diffuse liberal values of pluralism and tolerance. No brief or ruling can alone tell us when stigmatization and deplatforming cross the line into discrimination and censorship. These are values we have to define and defend ourselves. This platform aims to do its part, providing original commentary and aggregating the best work being done on the illiberal impulses that threaten freedom and social cohesion.

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Providing original commentary and aggregating the best work on the illiberal impulses that threaten freedom and social cohesion.


Editor of Pluribus, accountant and freelance writer
Director of Econ Americas and author of "Financial Sovereignty for Canadians." MBA in finance, Rice University; BA in economics, Boston University; NASAA Series 65; CAIA. Kiwi-born, Anglo-Celtic man based in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Commentary on the rising threat of illiberal doctrine.
Independent author and researcher. Bylines in The National Interest, The American Conservative, The Federalist, City Journal, Foundation for Economic Education, Public Discourse, Law and Liberty, etc.