Safe Spaces are Violent Places

Brendan O’Neill, editor of the online British libertarian magazine, Spiked takes on the sacred cow of the safe space in remarks at the “What Cannot Be Said” conference at the University of California, Irvine on January 23, 2016.

He begins his remarks with the observation that, “[T]he most striking thing about Safe Spaces on campus is how unsafe they are. How hostile and even violent they are towards anyone who has unpopular views, or who simply believes people should have the right to express unpopular views.”

Read the full text of The Violence of the Safe Space for a bracing take on the restriction of speech on our campuses.