The American Civil Liberties Union should not be in the business of lobbying against offensive speech.
Wendy Kaminer, a lawyer and social critic, writes about law, liberty, feminism, religion, and popular culture. She is currently a correspondent at The Atlantic. Her latest book is “Worst Instincts: Cowardice, Conformity and the ACLU.”
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