An Honest Ghost by Rick Whitaker

By Rick Whitaker

Released as an interactive iBook in addition to a paperback and publication, Rick Whitaker’s semi-autobiographical novel, a good Ghost, is composed fullyyt of sentences appropriated from over 500 books. Whitaker constrained himself to utilizing three hundred phrases consistent with publication (in accordance with reasonable Use); by no means taking sentences jointly; and not making any alterations, even to punctuation. within the iBook model, touching a sentence brings up its unique resource: a book’s name, writer, and web page quantity. The event of acknowledging each one sentence as literary artifact, mixed with the imagined accretion of books that equipped a decent Ghost, deftly mirrors the burgeoning nostalgia within the narrator’s voice and, fittingly, within the cautious reader’s middle.

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It highlights a problem information producers face – they cannot recapture in their price the public value of the information they produce. But defining who is a “producer of information” and what is a “subsidy” requires analytically privileging a certain set of entitlements and background laws, for it is only against that background that we identify who is producing information and what is a subsidy. A Track Two challenge, however, is a challenge to precisely that set of background entitlements and laws on freedom of expression grounds.

S. 830 (1992), on the political proposition that “streets and airports should be free of pamphleeteers,” a proposition communicated symbolically by the presence of the laws struck down in those cases. Ninety-nine percent of us would agree that the MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour has more relevance to political choices than do reruns of Gilligan’s Island. Yet, how do we convince the remaining one percent while remaining politically “neutral”? See Strauss, supra note 46, at 349. , 1973); Owen M. , 100 Harv.

Mary L. Rev. 267, 282–3, 290, 293 (1990) [hereinafter Post, Racist Speech]; Robert C. Post, The Constitutional Concept of Public Discourse: Outrageous Opinion, Democratic Deliberation, and Hustler Magazine v. Falwell, 103 Harv. L. Rev. 601, 670 (1990) [hereinafter Post, Public Discourse] (“[T]he normative conception of public concern, insofar as it is used to exclude speech from public discourse, is . . ”). S. 147 (1939). See also Toronto v. C. 190 (1994) (striking down a total ban on postering); Ramsden v.

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