Europe’s Show Trials Are Where America’s Anti-Speech Regime Is Going

Progressives are prosecuting conservative dissenters for ‘hate crimes.’ Criminalizing politics not only crushes diversity—it’s just plain wrong.

American politics has taken a bad turn. We see this in an increase in politically motivated criminal charges. At universities, students’ due process protections are being eliminated in favor of a politically modish star chamber. One presidential candidate even promised to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the other.

Absent a serious reexamination of these practices, injustice will become a fixed custom. To see where we’re headed, we need only look to Europe, where prosecution for one’s politics has already become the norm.

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