Vol. II, No. 4 April 1996

"The personal views which you hint at as your own would no doubt have been ridiculed as cowardice and a shirking of civic responsibility by the heroes who founded this country." John Drennan jdrennan@ix.netcom.com

Mark Mangan and I have written a book on free speech in cyberspace.

ACLU v. Reno update

Introduction: An Autumn Leaf

Auschwitz: A Mountain in the Path

Bread and Circuses

Democracy and Capitalism

George Orwell Was Wrong

A Poor Workman Blames His Tools

Conclusion: Things Fall Apart


Current events

Judge Baer, Eighty Pounds of Pot, and Judicial Independence

Congressional Extremism and the Assault Weapon Ban


A Rational Justification for Ethical Behavior by Leon Felkins

The Spectacle of Entertainment by William Brown


Ray Jones Visits the Death Camps

Cultural Subversion by Frank Moore

Bob Wilson Complains about Chris Jackson

Bruce Clark Gives the ACLU A Piece of His Mind on the Second Amendment

The irrepressible Internet

Klaatu on The Telecommunications Reform Act

Ethics and the Information Superhighway by Michael Silverton


Kathryn Lyon: A Journalist Threatened With Prison

Mumia Abu-Jamal, On Death Row After an Unfair Trial

Permanent exhibits

An Auschwitz Alphabet

Letters to the Ethical Spectacle

Index of Past Issues

Other Ethical, Political and Legal Web Sites

About Jonathan Blumen and The Ethical Spectacle

Contribute to the July issue: "What is Government For?" We are seeking comments and articles of any length, from a paragraph to a thesis, on the proper role of government (if any) in our lives. Email Jonathan Blumen with your suggestion or article.

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 Washington, business, the Net, foreign countries, and other zones of interest.

Coming next month: War Crimes. June: The Bomb. July: What is Government For? August: The Media.

"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

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