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Regressive, not progressive

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thatbags Mon 26-Oct-15 07:54:22

There is a tendency nowadays to call people "progressives" when in fact calling them "regressives" would be much more accurate. It's beginning to annoy me. For instance, people who want to restrict free speech on university campuses are sometimes called "progressives". Why? What is progressive about wanting to restrict free speech?

This is a good essay on the subject of free speech in universities by Udo Schuklenk.

rosesarered Mon 26-Oct-15 08:42:55

Haven't heard of this, before now.I will look out for it.

whitewave Mon 26-Oct-15 08:47:14

They think their argument will sound more convincing. You wouldn't really want to say your argument is regressive would you?hmm