Free Speech Union’s Podcast with Don Franks

Don Franks

Dane Giraud for the Free Speech Union interviews Don Franks.

Don is a writer and editor for Redline. He talks to Dane about his involvement in Left-wing activism since the 1960s (starting with his opposition to the Vietnam War). Don is a published author and professional musician. He was a resident at the Jerusalem commune of James K. Baxter and was involved in union activity at a major car plant.

Don talks about the centrality of Free Speech to the union movement of yesteryear, Marx on ‘Free Speech” and why speech restrictions are never called for from those on the lowest rung. Don discusses James K. Baxter as he knew him, why he thinks you should all read Jane Austen, and what makes Shakespeare the preeminent “free speech” author.  Enjoy!