I recently re-read On Liberty by John Stuart Mill. At least, I listened to it on Audible.
It was originally published in 1859. More than a century and half later we live in a time when de-platforming is common in universities around the World. Institutions where, surely, the free exchange of ideas is essential.
Mill talks about the tyranny of the masses and explains why even a single dissenting voice should be heard.
There’s an argument sometimes made that freedom of speech should stop at the point where someone takes offence. Well, I claim the right to listen to those views with which I profoundly disagree.