American Snaps #13: On Hate
Coming across the Westboro Baptist Church after they’ve spent an afternoon picketing a planned Bowie tribute concert at Carnegie Hall. NYC, March 2016.
“As a nation we have chosen a different course – to protect even hurtful speech on public issues to ensure that we do not stifle public debate.” Justice Roberts on Westboro Baptist Church (Snyder v Phelps)
“I bear the creature no ill-will, but still I hate the very sight of it.”
William Hazlitt – On the Pleasure of Hating