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Anthony Lewis

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June 2008: 'Professor Waldron was reviewing “Freedom for the Thought that We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment” by Anthony Lewis, the former New York Times columnist. Mr. Lewis has been critical of attempts to use the law to limit hate speech.'


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Jun 12, 2008 Out of Step With Allies, U.S. Defends Freedom to Offend (American Exception)

QUOTE: In the United States, that debate has been settled. Under the First Amendment, newspapers and magazines can say what they like about minority groups and religions — even false, provocative or hateful things — without legal consequence....Canada, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa, Australia and India all have laws or have signed international conventions banning hate speech. Israel and France forbid the sale of Nazi items like swastikas and flags. It is a crime to deny the Holocaust in Canada, Germany and France.

New York Times
Nov 24, 2001 At Home Abroad/abroad At Home: Right and Wrong

QUOTE: This week President Bush renamed the Justice Department building for Robert F. Kennedy. It was a gracious ceremony, but there was an implicit suggestion that because of his toughness on crime Mr. Kennedy would have supported the Bush military tribunals.

New York Times
Oct 30, 2001 Is There An Answer?

QUOTE: Is there now any imaginable path to peace between Israelis and Palestinians?.... [one after another individuals] gave the same answer: The world — meaning the United States — should impose a solution on us.

New York Times
Sep 22, 2001 'To Thine Own Self Be True'

QUOTE: of the terrorists' principal aims has always been "to provoke . . . savage acts of suppression" that win sympathy for their cause.

New York Times
May 19, 2001 Africa On the Agenda

QUOTE: Skeptics may see American politics as one reason for the interest in Africa. I prefer to see a chance for this country, especially Colin Powell, to help resolve the profound problems afflicting that vast continent.

New York Times