The People v. Lawrence Ferlinghetti explains how America embraced free speech—and how we're ready to throw it away.
Plus: Author Zadie Smith talking cultural appropriation, and Budweiser versus Big Corn
Young Adult Fiction Author Cancels Book Publication After Social Justice Crowd Says It Isn't Woke Enough
To paraphrase Ray Bradbury, social media is full of people running around with lit matches.
The Nobel laureate had a brilliant, sadly ignored insight that would have short-circuited the worst cultural and political reactions of the past 17 years.
The president and his detractors both bungle scare stories in the outrage-politics contest that passes for our immigration policy debate.
The economist and podcast star talks about intellectual humility, the growing incentives for anti-social behavior, and why Adam Smith is more relevant than ever.
How libertarians learned to stop worrying and love The Dispossessed
Novelist Lisa De Pasquale sees "politics as entertainment" and worries that Millennials are lost forever to the left.
Comedian, civil-rights activist, food guru, and conspiracy theorist made America a better, more thoughtful place.
Trump haters rush to buy the famous dystopian novel.
Finalists for a libertarian literary prize
The author of We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Mandibles pulls no punches when it comes to race, sex, or economics.
Fatwas never die, even on Election Day.
Novelist Thomas Mallon on the Cold War, gay Republicans, Facebook vs. the novel, & why "95% of writers he knows are liberal Democrats."
Are you wo(man) enough to take the quiz "What does it mean to be an Amazon?"
The Times has scooped The Onion.