Munk Debate on Political Correctness

“Be it resolved, what you call political correctness, I call progress…”


“Is political correctness an enemy of free speech, open debate and the free exchange of ideas? Or, by confronting head-on the dominant power relationships and social norms that exclude marginalized groups are we creating a more equitable and just society? For some the argument is clear. Political correctness is stifling the free and open debate that fuels our democracy. It is also needlessly dividing one group from another and promoting social conflict. Others insist that creating public spaces and norms that give voice to previously marginalized groups broadens the scope of free speech. The drive towards inclusion over exclusion is essential to creating healthy, diverse societies in an era of rapid social change.

The Players Involved

Munk Debates [official website]

Michelle Goldberg
Jordan Peterson [official website] [youtube channel]
Michael Eric Dyson
Stephen Fry

The Pre-Interviews

Michelle Goldberg [response] [transcript] [original video]
Jordan Peterson [response] [transcript] [original video]
Michael Eric Dyson [response] [transcript] [original video]
Stephen Fry [response] [transcript] [original video]

Opening Statements

Michelle Goldberg [response] [transcript] [original video]
Jordan Peterson [response] [transcript] [original video]
Michael Eric Dyson [response] [transcript] [original video]
Stephen Fry [response] [transcript] [original video]

Rebuttals

Michelle Goldberg [response] [transcript] [original video]
Jordan Peterson [response] [transcript] [original video]
Michael Eric Dyson [response] [transcript] [original video]
Stephen Fry [response] [transcript] [original video]

Moderated Portion

Transcript [response] [original video]

Closing Statements

Michelle Goldberg [response] [transcript] [original video]
Jordan Peterson [response] [transcript] [original video]
Michael Eric Dyson [response] [transcript] [original video]
Stephen Fry [response] [transcript] [original video]

Ending Impressions

Jordan Peterson & Stephen Fry [response] [transcript] [original video]
Michelle Goldberg & Michael Eric Dyson [response] [transcript] [original video]


Personal Positions

Michelle Goldberg [response] [transcript] [original video]
Jordan Peterson [response] [transcript] [original video]
Michael Eric Dyson [response] [transcript] [original video]
Stephen Fry [response] [transcript] [original video]

Threads of Discussion

 


Overall

Overall Summary [response]

Compiled Transcripts

Interleaved Transcripts, Responses, and Other Documents