Author Archive | Katherine Mangu-Ward


‘No Free Speech for Fascists’ Is a Truly Terrible Idea

Robby Soave”No Free Speech for Fascists!” It’s a motto you see on pre-printed signs at protests, including at yesterday’s rallies in reaction to the violence and death in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend. Paired with a flood of invective against the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for the group’s support of Unite the Right’s right to […]

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Violence in Charlottesville: Hate Speech Is Legal, Assault Is Not

On Friday, a group of tiki torch–wielding white nationalists converged on a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, waving Confederate flags and chanting. Today that exercise in free speech—for and against the vile, wildly wrongheaded notion that America’s greatness is in any way related to the supremacy of the white race—escalated to violence, […]

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The New Book Alyssa Milano Thinks Every Congressman Should Read [Reason Podcast]

AmazonCongress’s Constitution is a 500-page academic book about legislative authority, written over the course of a decade. How fortunate for author Josh Chafetz, a professor of law at Cornell University and contributor at The Hill, that his topic has suddenly become rather trendy, as the general public takes a newly keen interest in the question […]

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