Join me for an insightful conversation with Greg Lukianoff: attorney, New York Times best-selling author, and President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE). Greg co-authored one of my all-time favourite books, The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, with Jonathan Haidt. This New York Times best-seller expands on their September 2015 Atlantic cover story of the same name and is an absolute MUST read. In this episode, we discuss some main themes from the book, including free speech, why it matters, the dangers of censorship, and more.
01:09 Why Greg is passionate about free speech
05:10 When is censorship okay?
08:15 Handling pushback to free speech
13:08 Being placed in a box for your beliefs
17:39 Moral certitude
19:54 Free speech and private companies
24:59 The noble lie
27:21 Lack of viewpoint diversity on campuses
29:52 The benefits of free speech
37:40 Disagreement and diverse thought
42:45 Biases in mainstream media
47:31 Conservative = evil?
53:38 Group polarization
56:39 Talking back to the voices in your head
1:00:34 Interpersonal trust
1:02:56 Conflicts and disagreements in relationships
1:08:01 How to be advocates of free speech