Cathy Young on the "Duck Dynasty" Controversy

Duck Dynasty

There are at least two lessons to be learned from the “Duck
Dynasty” debacle, in which reality TV star Phil Robertson got
indefinitely suspended from the A&E hit show after making
anti-gay remarks in a GQ magazine interview, writes Cathy Young.
One: on freedom of speech, hypocrisy and double standards are
rampant across the political spectrum (the title of 1992 book by
the great civil libertarian Nat Hentoff, Free Speech for Me But
Not for Thee
, remains ever-relevant). Two: while some speech
will always be regarded as beyond the pale in even the freest
society, the rapid shifting of those boundaries is sure to generate
intense cultural anxiety and conflict.

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