I’m delighted to report that Jonathan Rauch, author of Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought, will be guest-blogging here next week. The book was originally published in 1993, in the wake of the late 1980s and early 1990s surge in campus speech codes; but a lot has happened since then, so the University of Chicago Press has just released an expanded edition. I’ve long much admired Jonathan Rauch and his work, and I much look forward to his posts.

For those who don’t know him, Jonathan Rauch is also a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, contributing editor of National Journal and The Atlantic, and recipient of the 2005 National Magazine Award, the magazine industry’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. Besides Kindly Inquisitors, he also wrote the books The Outnation: A Search for the Soul of Japan, Demosclerosis, Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America, and Denial: My 25 Years Without a Soul.