Free speech is merely an abstract concept--and that's just the point
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When people abandon the spirit of liberty, no law can protect it
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The perils of clamping down on “disinformation”
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MIT's two top administrators have resigned their posts. Good riddance.
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When some students are offended by a mural, their law school effaces it
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Because soprano Anna Netrebko refuses to name names, the Metropolitan Opera blacklists her.
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Frederick Douglass on the heckler’s veto
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Dwight Macdonald on . . . cancel culture
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Eighty years ago today the Supreme Court placed an asterisk next to the First Amendment. The Court has yet to remove it.
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Notes to Fighting-Words Post
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Conflating dissent with disloyalty
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The University of Florida has been dealt a scathing injunction over its bungling, politically motivated assault on free speech. The university’s board…
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