In Defense of Student Commencement Protesters

graduation Has America entered a Bizarro world in which money equals speech but speech itself gets labeled intimidation?

That’s not a far-fetched conclusion to draw in a political culture that has unleashed campaign spending and given it First Amendment protection while at the same time branding the supposed free speech of college students as bullying, tyranny, censorship, and intolerance. Continue reading In Defense of Student Commencement Protesters

Verdi Uncensored

verdi Giuseppe Verdi, whose two-hundredth birth anniversary we celebrate this Thursday, is famous as a composer of immortal operas.  Also for the bitter battles he waged with censors to get his operas performed. As often happens when an artist squares off against the censors, the artist has the last word. Continue reading Verdi Uncensored