v line At the GOP debate in Michigan, journalist Suzanne Geha asked Gov. Bush for his opinion on the Braves' decision. His approval of the company's position was remarkable. First of all, it indicated a departure from the libertarian ideals of most American conservatives, who generally deplore the tendency to treat hate speech as a crime or illness. Bush's take on the outspoken Georgian was a little disingenuous, moreover, inasmuch as Rocker's diatribe was not the sort of thing that a Republican would mind. (See "The Color Line," p. xxx below.)


Obs.Ger. Monetary compensation paid by a murderer to the relatives of the victim.


old Eng. law. The price which in a barbarous age, a person guilty of homicide or other enormous offence was required to pay, instead of receiving other punishment.