Ronald Collins is a retired law professor and co-director of the History Book Festival and book review editor for SCOTUSblog. His next book, influenced in important part by the thought of Simone Weil and Albert Camus, is Reason in Ruins: America’s Destiny in Perilous Times (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020). His previous 11 books include The Death of Discourse (1996), On Dissent: Its Meaning in America (2103), The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons (2017), and Robotica: Speech Rights and Artificial Intelligence (2018), co-authored with David Skover. His just-released book is First Things First: A Modern Coursebook on Free Speech Fundamentals (2019), with Will Creeley, David Hudson, and Jackie Farmer.
The Play’s the Thing: On Simone Weil’s “Venice Saved”
Ronald Collins celebrates the publication of “Venice Saved,” a play by Simone Weil, translated by Silvia Panizza and Philip Wilson....