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Free Speech Bites: Denis MacShane on Tom Paine

By Index on Censorship / 21 December 2012


Denis MacShane is a politician and journalist. Previously a BBC reporter, he was Labour MP for Rotheram from 1994 until 2012, when he resigned after controversy over expense claims.

Here, he talks to Nigel Warburton about the legacy of Enligtenment philosopher Tom Paine, author of The Rights of Man. McShane also looks at the limits of free speech in the modern era.

Read full transcript here | Download the mp3 here

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