Abolishing Limits to Discourse

A new academic journal permits authors to use a pseudonym to avoid running the risk of receiving personal abuse, including death threats, or of irrevocably harming their careers. That option has become necessary even in countries that we do not think of as repressive dictatorships. … There was a time when the threat to academic freedom in democratic countries came primarily from the right. … Today, however, most of the opposition to freedom of thought and discussion comes from the left.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/pseudonyms-to-uphold-open-intellectual-discourse-by-peter-singer-2021-05

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