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

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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.