Category: December 2006
Lawrence Lessig has an editorial in last month’s Wired Magazine about how money distorts the political process, with a specific tie-in to the recent legislation concerning network neutrality: A Costly … Read more Lawrence Lessig on the political process
This is a cute visual argument for the value of printed books. A friend at work sent it to me….
Whatever you think about Christopher Hitchens, I think you’ve got to appreciate his iconoclasm. His review of David Nasaw’s book about Andrew Carnegie gives me the slight feeling that he … Read more Christopher Hitchens reviews David Nasaw’s book on Andrew Carnegie
Southern Methodist University is the front runner to be the site for the Bush Presidential Library, and is favored by President Bush because of his United Methodist religious affiliation. The … Read more Southern Methodist University faculty uneasy about a Bush Presidential Library
Morgan Wilson of explodedlibrary.info has a nice summary of the blog traffic and library-world discussions about the UCLA library taser incident.
Posted with permission December 13, 2006 Dr. Norman Abrams Acting Chancellor University of California at Los Angeles University Chancellor’s Office Box 951405 2147 Murphy Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405 Dear Acting … Read more ALA President Leslie Burger’s letter to UCLA regarding the taser incident
As you may have noticed throughout the EPA library closure situation, the government’s big justification for closing the libraries has been that it is a digital age, meaning that physical … Read more Reports disappearing from EPA library website
The website of The Progressive magazine has a running feature called McCarthyism Watch, a series of brief articles about present-day attacks on freedom of expression in the United States. A … Read more The Progressive – McCarthyism Watch feature