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The editorial is directed towards the current trend of 'no platforming' by university campus student unions. I believe it to have a much wider relevance in this new age of conformism and what Mick Hulme (Editor-at-Large, Spiked) describes as "the internal menace of self-censorship, the widespread fear of giving offence among many who are no longer sure what opinions they are permitted to express, or even which words it is considered all right to use."
originally posted by: Morrad
a reply to: LadyGreenEyes
After reading my OP I realise I did not differentiate the two issues very well (true haters and anti-conformists). The hate label makes it increasingly difficult to separate the two as well.