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
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