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  • Timothy Rogers on At the Fringe: Artaud's idea of "total liberty" is not only silly, but also transparently fraudulent - after all, theater, like other arts, is artificial, and that i...
  • Timothy Rogers on Isis raises the stakes: No, again, to alynch, who thinks that an assertion is a fact. Telzey asked a straightforward question, and alynch responded by descending into "snark"...
  • Ande Rychter on Tightening Up the First Amendment: It is doubtful a neo-nazi student would feel particularly comfortable in a classroom in which professor presents the savagery of Adolf Hitler. By the...
  • Ande Rychter on Tightening Up the First Amendment: There is some confusion here. As everyone knows, First Amendment protects "free speech". But, as AIPAC teaches, criticizing Israel is no free speech...
  • Harry Stopes on Tightening Up the First Amendment: "This isn’t any different, legally, from Salaita posting photos of himself doing bong hits on Facebook." Really? I'm no Cypress Hill fan, but I'm f...
  • Glen Newey on Tightening Up the First Amendment: Well, the First Amendment explicitly applies to acts by Congress. But as you'll know the Bill of Rights is incorporated into state law via the Fourtee...
  • suetonius on Tightening Up the First Amendment: Well, I think there are several things going on here, and none of them really have to do with the first amendment. The first amendment wouldn't prot...
  • Mona Williams on Tightening Up the First Amendment: As it so often does, the genteel defense of actual savagery wins out over any foul-mouthed opposition to it. Wise has stated that she wants students o...
  • SixthPartWorld on Isis raises the stakes: Effective strategy would be to give to the PKK/PYD better weapons. No one else is up for the fight.
  • SixthPartWorld on Isis raises the stakes: Baathist military command + Chechen jihadi mafia + all-expenses paid Turkish club med vacations/ get out of jail free safe haven = effective fighting ...

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