On Thursday, April 10, I was one of the speakers at a conference at the Princeton Club in New York, co-sponsored by The New Criterion and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies: “Free Speech in An Age of Jihad: Libel Tourism, ‘Hate Speech,’ and Political Freedom.”
Now The New Criterion has published a special pamphlet of the same name, including essays by Mark Steyn, Roger Kimball, Andrew McCarthy, Stanley Kurtz and me, along with responses by a variety of luminaries, including Ibn Warraq and Steven Emerson. While many of these essays correspond closely or exactly with the speakers’ addresses at the conference, mine doesn’t — it is an essay I prepared for the occasion, but in the moment I decided to depart from my prepared remarks. It is, however, on topic and you may find it worth reading. You can order the pamphlet here.