Professor of European Studies
Timothy Garton Ash is an author and a professor. He writes about current political affairs, analysing the ‘history of the present’ and transformations in Europe and the US over the last thirty years. He is a professor of European Studies at the University of Oxford, Isaiah Berlin professorial fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford, and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He writes a regular column on international affairs in The Guardian.
A classic argument for free speech, and specifically for a free press, is that we need it to govern ourselves well. We need it for democracy. The internet offers what can loosely be called a democratisation of communication, since so many more citizens can individually speak to others. However, both its technological affordances and its […]