Commentary Inside the First Amendment By Charles C. Haynes First Amendment Center senior scholar
The International Olympic Committee and the megabucks corporate sponsors of the games breathed a sigh of relief when the China Olympics got under way last week with no major boycotts or disruptions.
Last spring, faced with widespread outrage over China’s brutal suppression of Tibetan protesters and stubborn support for murderous regimes in Sudan, Burma and Zimbabwe, IOC chairman Jacques Rogge nervously insisted “a boycott doesn’t . . .