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When Did Lying Become a Crime? (Revised post)

Freedom of speech includes the right to lie and make things up. That right is being threatened. To make clear, one can’t lie under oath while in court. Laws against slander and libel are well settled. Truth in contracts and … 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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