School of Law

Professor Eric Heinze examines how states limit free speech in a new piece for the Free Speech Debate

12 March 2019

Professor Eric Heinze published an article for Free Speech Debate where he examines how states limit speech in order to control public awareness about the past. He writes: “States always use law to shape public understandings about the past. In George Orwell’s chilling words, ‘Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’ Some governments exercise that power wisely, acknowledging past wrongs and promoting robust dialogue. Others deploy it cynically, pandering to a constituency or targeting perceived rivals.” Read the whole piece on the Free Speech Debate.