Weekend Edition: 10-20

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • The Death of Free Speech In The West (“The much-misconstrued statement of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes that free speech does not give you the right to shout fire in a crowded theater is now being used to curtail speech that might provoke a violence-prone minority. Our entire society is being treated as a crowded theater, and talking about whole subjects is now akin to shouting ‘fire!’”)
  • My 6,128 Favorite Books (“No matter what they may tell themselves, book lovers do not read primarily to obtain information or to while away the time. They read to escape to a more exciting, more rewarding world.”)

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The day that this country ceases to be free for irreligion, it will cease to be free for religion — except for the sect that can win political power.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson (dissenting), Zorach v. Clauson (1952)

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