Magazine August 2, 2010, Issue

Letters

From the cover of New Threats to Freedom (Templeton)

The Limits of Tolerance
Jacob Sullum’s review of New Threats to Freedom (“Free Association,” July 5) is wrong on at least two counts.

First, he defends Somali taxi drivers who refuse to pick up passengers with alcohol or dogs, saying that they are merely “exercising their freedom to run their businesses as they see fit.” But taxis are public accommodations, in which we rightfully forbid many forms of discrimination. If Holiday Inn refused to admit a Jew or a blind man with a dog, we as a society wouldn’t stand for it. We wouldn’t tell the Jew or the blind man, “Just use

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