Blasphemy depends upon belief, and is fading with it.
The Aesthetic Failure of 'Charlie Hebdo'
May 08, 2015
The French satirical magazine refuses to evolve, using a stale artistic strategy from the 1960s.
The defense of free expression should become stronger in the face of violent threats, not weaker.
'Charlie Hebdo' is a complicated issue, so it's worth going to informed sources, not instant experts.
The Anti-Islam Exhibit Attacked in Texas Is a Clearer Free Speech Case Than 'Charlie Hebdo'
May 04, 2015
The most clarifying test cases for free speech involve the defense of the vile.
How Islamic Is the Islamic State? Not at All.
March 12, 2015
What The Atlantic magazine got wrong about ISIS.
The Media Is Misinterpreting the ISIS Arrests in Brooklyn
February 27, 2015
How the vodka-and-sausage Muslims of central Asia are thwarting radicals there.
Is ISIS Authentically Islamic? Ask Better Questions.
February 18, 2015
Setting out to prove ISIS is authentically Islamic may defeat more than it accomplishes.
The Chapel Hill Murders Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Atheists
February 11, 2015
That includes you, Richard Dawkins.
Conservatives Have Stooped to Defending the Horrific Crusades
February 09, 2015
Conservative backlash proves the president's point about the perversion of religion.