Fun_People Archive
7 Jun
QOTD -- Jonathon Rauch

Date: Wed,  7 Jun 95 12:17:17 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: QOTD -- Jonathon Rauch

Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: "Chuck Yerkes" <>

It is no solution to define words as violence or prejudice as oppression,
and then by cracking down on words or thoughts pretend that we are doing
something about violence and oppression.  No doubt it is easier to pass a
speech code or hate-crimes law and proclaim the streets safer than actually
to make the streets safer, but the one must never be confused with the
other...  Indeed, equating "verbal violence" with physical violence is a
treacherous, mischievous business.
	-- Jonathon Rauch, in an essay in _Harper's_Magazine_, May 1995

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