Harvey Fierstein

November 09, 2004

Via Heather Corinna, I find this wonderful commentary by Harvey Fierstein.

He wrote a terrific essay, and he has a good point about the cowardice of self-censorship, but he does misunderstand the workings of the first amendment - you have a right to say what you want, but I have a right to not include it in my compilation if I don't want it. So the final conflict that he frames in first amendment terms is better framed as a moment of political cowardice.

Still, watch the whole thing.

Posted by Red Ted at November 9, 2004 08:32 AM | TrackBack
Comments

Wonderful rhetoric, but almost completely off the point.

Harvey, that is.

Posted by: DFH at November 10, 2004 10:22 PM
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