Vol. II, No. 2 February 1996

Introduction: The Free Speech Rulebook

Does Free Speech Exist?

Free Speech, Optimism and Self-Deception

Indecency and Morality

Obscenity Does Not Exist

The (Semiotic) Stench of a Burning Flag (Amendment)

Conclusion: Prove All Things, Hold Fast the Good



Congress censors the Net

Please read about Mumia Abu-Jamal

Permanent exhibits

An Auschwitz Alphabet

Letters to the Ethical Spectacle


Other Ethical, Political and Legal Web Sites

About Jonathan Blumen and The Ethical Spectacle

Write for the Spectacle! Articles on any ethical, political or legal topic will be considered, whether or not I agree with the opinions expressed. I am also seeking correspondents to cover particular interests and topics on a regular basis; eg, a Washington correspondent or a media correspondent, for example. Particularly needed: a conservative to cover the ethics of the President and the Democrats the way I cover Mr. Gingrich....

Coming next month:Science fiction. April: Progress and decay. May: War crimes.

"Noticing that no-one held the values I defended, I decided to make a spectacle of myself."--Richard Foreman

Copyright Jonathan Blumen 1996 except as otherwise indicated

Artist: Laurie Caro; all art copyright Laurie Caro 1996 except as otherwise indicated

Email: jblumen@spectacle.org