Clear thinking from the New York Times


Every other Monday, The New York Times makes space for what it calls "a critic's perspective on arts and ideas." Today, we are treated to a bit of sanity from Edward Rothstein on the subject of hate crimes. Although tailored to the delicate sensibilities of Times readers (Rothstein prominently announces that he is against both hatred and crime), the article ardvocates abolishing the very concept of a hate crime.

Diana Muir  9 19 05