ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Janaki SrinivasanSubscribe to Janaki Srinivasan

The Persuasions of Intolerance

As violations of freedom of expression pile up, how productive is it to defend freedom on the ground of tolerance for dissent? Marking out an opinion as dissent paradoxically enables the consolidation of the mainstream consensus. There is a clear shift in the arguments deployed to curtail free expression of ideas from hurt sentiments to truth. Such a shift is taking place in a public culture which requires individuals to have opinions, but is incapable of sustaining critical dialogue.

Students in Solidarity with Nivedita Menon

We, the undersigned, are students of Nivedita Menon, a well-respected scholar and intellectual. She is widely published and is the author of numerous books and articles in journals and newspapers. Her work is a necessary reading in the Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum—nationally and...
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