In showing that blasphemy should be protected as part of the practice of religion, Dacey has made an important advance on standard liberal arguments. But he also wants to defend blasphemy as a human right: “Blasphemy must be legally protected,” he writes, “as a matter of equal treatment before the law and as an exercise of the fundamental rights of freedom of expression and freedom of conscience.”Gray goes on to raise an interesting criticism about the concept of tolerance. Read the entire review here.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Review by John Gray
The political philosopher John Gray, writing for the Globe and Mail: