Lex Fridman Podcast

Lex Fridman Podcast

#377 – Harvey Silverglate: Freedom of Speech

May 15, 2023

Harvey Silverglate is a free speech advocate, co-founder of FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Expression, and author of several books on freedom of speech and criminal justice. He is running for Harvard Board of Overseers on a platform of free speech. If you’re a Harvard Alumni, please consider voting for him by Tue, May 16, 5pm ET: https://www.harvey4harvard.com/ballot Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.

(00:00) – Introduction

(06:23) – Freedom of speech

(28:04) – Bureaucracy in Universities

(44:18) – Clash of ideas

(47:56) – Public education is broken

(59:33) – Jeffrey Epstein

(1:12:26) – Freedom of thought and liberal arts

(1:23:30) – Interviewing controversial people

(1:27:14) – Alan Dershowitz

(1:30:28) – Donald Trump

(1:37:27) – FBI

(1:45:52) – Criminal justice system

(1:48:20) – Advice