The Spanish Inquisition Had a Chilling Effect on Freedom of Speech

“Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!”

One of the memorable episodes from the old Monty Python Flying Circus featured several Spanish Inquisition sketches. Each begins innocuously until someone says, “I didn’t expect the Spanish Inquisition” whereupon three bumbling priests in 15th…



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Ed Newman

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