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Free speech distinguishes the West from the rest

In Crowds and Power, the late Elias Canetti, a wonderfully gifted writer and Nobel laureate, brought a unique perspective in examining the human condition and history under the stress of mobs in politics. When individuals gathered together turn into a crowd and then erupt into a mob, the transition from one into another is the […]


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Regulate THIS! Oh hang on I was only kidding.

Read quickly! The tentacles of the progressives and other liberal-left advocates of big, growing, nanny-state government and enemies of free-speech are already feeling out possible additional avenues of government meddling in and intrusions into and political/social  engineering of… the internet. This, to ensure their progressive agenda gets fully aired and ingrained into our brains while […]


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Court defends free, if offensive, speech

The Dutch Court of Appeals verdict in acquitting Geert Wilders, a member of parliament and leader of the Freedom Party, of all charges of inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims and Islam will likely not end his troubles. The case against Wilders was formally not about free speech protected by Article 7 of the Dutch […]


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Caution: This Column Now Protected by the First Amendment

Author’s Note: Thanks to William Creeley of FIRE for allowing me to use his brilliant article from The Torch as a template to write this one. Some told us we should just give up. Others told us we should simply accept the federal judge’s decision and resign ourselves to the fact that the First Amendment […]


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A Cavalier Administrator

Concerned parents looking to send their kids to a college free from repressive speech codes can now add another option to their list. Last semester, the University of Virginia (UVA) eliminated the last of a series of policies that unconstitutionally restricted the free speech of students and faculty members. Two-thirds of the nation’s colleges maintain […]


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Welcome to Personal Responsibility 101

Back in 2002, I decided to join the fight against campus speech codes because I considered them to be the principal threat against liberty in the 21st Century. I was also concerned that Abraham Lincoln was right when he said that looking at our schools today is a good way to see what the nation […]


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