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Other limitations on free speech?

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Submitted by Caleb (United States), Sep 25, 2010 at 02:36

I hate neo-Nazis worse than God hates sin and that goes for those who would deny the Holocaust. It is however a fact that Holocaust denial by written or spoken word is against the law in Germany, Austria, France, Poland and other European states.

These are sovereign countries that have passed these laws for good and sufficient reason. Although fear of violence did not motivate them, they are undeniably a limitation on the principle of free speech. Does Dr. Pipes feel that free speech is indivisible or is it a question of whose ox is being gored?

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