Thane Rosenbaum, a novelist, essayist and Distinguished Fellow at New York University School of Law, is the director of the Forum on Law, Culture & Society, and the author, most recently, of the novel, How Sweet It Is!, and the forthcoming, The High Cost of Free Speech: Rethinking the First Amendment.


Past As Prologue

The events in Ukraine and Kansas City that occurred around Passover week offer tragic reminders of the heritage of Jewish oppression.

Loud and Clear

New studies show that hateful speech can cause emotional harm. Is it time for the United States to follow other democracies and limit what Neo-Nazis and other haters say?

Legal Files

America’s favorite legal thriller writer is back with a sequel, “Sycamore Row,” to the book that made his name—which is making its Broadway debut. John Grisham talks courthouse morals with Thane Rosenbaum.

Unfinished Business

Why are we so confused about the difference between revenge and justice? Why can’t we just admit that revenge is a moral right? Thane Rosenbaum, author of Payback, on America’s right to revenge after the Boston Marathon attacks.