Manufactured Free Speech 'Crisis'

Valerie L Scatamburlo-D'Annibale
This article situates the contemporary campus free speech 'crisis' in Canada within the broader contours of 'cultural conservatism,' a strategy initiated by the Right—and funded by the corporate community—in the United States in the 1980s. It examines the current manufactured 'crisis' as another iteration of the decades-long anti-political correctness campaign and how conservative organizations have strategically appropriated and weaponized the principle of free expression to marshal cultural
more » ... ger for what are, ultimately, political and economic aims.
doi:10.14288/ce.v12i8.186571 fatcat:flg7ko24njhjllajli7mfiut6m