Why do both the far left and right hate free speech?
I have always thought that the far right and far left have much in common. Both seem to traffic in conspiracy theories — some of them pretty wacky. Both seem quite convinced of their righteousness and have little interest in humility, an open mind or other perspectives. They can be very intolerant of anyone that has a different worldview than theirs. Both sides want to ban books and speech on certain topics.