We are fast abandoning the fundamental jurisprudence of our law that legislatures make general rules and courts apply them to specific circumstances.
A good constitution thus can cabin the damage that popular movements may do, while still permitting them to shake up complacent elites.
Had the costs of war and revolution been understood, Russia might have avoided much of what it suffered over the 20th century.
Liberty Law Forum
What blasphemy laws tell us 30 years after “the fatwa,” and 40 years after the Iranian Revolution.
Khomeini and the Islamic Republic took the lead in trying to regain Islam’s lost honor and glory, which meant eradicating insults to the faith.
Where should freedom of speech begin and end? Should anything be held as sacred? All emerging democracies struggle with these questions.
Khomeini rejected democracy because of its “Western dimension.”