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When Did Lying Become Illegal?

Freedom of speech includes the right to lie and make things up. That right is now being threatened. The prohibition against slander and libel is well settled in the law. Contracts must be truthful although they are always written to … Continue reading

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What If Civil War Monuments Were Books?

There’s a deeply disturbing trend to remove Civil War monuments and to rename parks, schools, and streets whose subjects¬†are no longer in favor. Librarians and scholars, on the other hand, celebrate banned books, publications so controversial in their time that … Continue reading

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