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August 02, 2007
Why Prohibition and Repeal?
And all this time, I thought Prohibition was repealed because We The People realized the futility of banning things... I should have known it was really all about taxes.
Controlling Speech in War
Suppressing speech in time of war really gets under my skin. Glenn Reynolds calls it more crushing of dissent which is a dig at both the actual suppression and how quick some were to claim that this would be happening in the US.
The quick summary is that a wealthy Saudi is suppressing the publishing of 4 books published by Cambridge University Press that outline how Saudi Arabia funnels money to global terrorism. It is both too bad that the previous CEO, who is a friend of my family's, has retired, and that Britain doesn't actually have the strong protections of the Freedom of Speech that we have in the States.
Depending on how this all plays out, I may have to exercise some fair use rights and my scanner...Posted by hoffmang at 08:52 PM