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    :: Saturday, January 13, 2007 ::
    To my First Amendment students, with whom I've recently been reading Brandenburg, Schenk, Abrams, Gitlow, etc.: You might want to read this, in which a moderate-liberal reviewer gently slaps down an author who thinks "any movement preaching intolerance places itself outside the law."

    Faced with hysterical outbursts like that of Mr. Hedges (to judge from the review), one doesn't know whether to challenge his easily-challengeable "facts" (for instance, "dominionism" is a fringe of the "religious right," not its mainstream); or to insist that, dominionist or not, today's "religious right" is protected by the same First Amendment that protected the Berkeley Free Speech movement et al. The latter, I think.

    And who is it that apparently wants to put us in jail for "intolerance"? The ebullient Mr. Hedges is identified by the reviewer as "a Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for the New York Times who has reported from more than 50 countries over the last 20 years." Perhaps in 20 more years he will know more about what Christian conservatives really feel and think.

    :: David M. Wagner 5:32 PM [+] ::

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