From a colloquy entitled "The First Amendment In A Commercial Culture"

Ronald K.L. Collins
Visiting Associate Professor, George Washington University National Law Center.
Co­founder of the nonprofit Center for the Study of Commercialism, Washington, D.C.

David M. Skover
Professor, University of Puget Sound School of Law.

Copyright 1993 by the Texas Law Review Association, Ronald K. L. Collins and David M. Skover

Originally published in the Texas Law Review, March 1993, Vol. 71, No. 4, pp. 697-746.

This is another installment of a much longer work in progress, entitled The Death of Discourse. The first installment, The First Amendment in an Age of Paratroopers, appeared at 68 Tex. L. Rev. 1087 (1990), and portions of another installment, Paratexts, appeared at 44 Stan. L. Rev. 509 (1992). The most recently published essay to be included in the work, Pissing in the Snow: A Cultural Approach to the First Amendment, is found at 45 Stan. L. Rev. 783 (1993).

We are grateful to a number of our friends and colleagues for their thoughtful, and sometimes critical, written comments: Janet Ainsworth, Dan Barbiero, Jeanne Clark, Sidney DeLong, Hans Linde, John Mitchell, and Pierre Schlag.

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