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20 April 2024

9:00 AM

20 April 2024

9:00 AM

The University of Chicago has what it calls a ‘Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse’ – aimed at teaching students to conduct their debates in a civilised, non-abusive manner. This wonderful old word ‘parrhesia’ is recorded in English from 1577. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ‘parrhesia’ as meaning: ‘boldness or freedom of speech’.

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