This essay was written as an afterword to the Colloquy entitled The First Amendment in a Commercial Culture, as a reply to commentaries on "Commerce & Communication" authored by Leo Bogart (advertising expert), Sut Jhally (professor of communications), Alex Kozinski (federal appellate judge) & Stuart Banner (attorney), and Rodney Smolla (law professor). The authors, Professors Skover and Collins, had hoped that Commerce & Communication would prompt new debate and discussion about certain First Amendment issues. However, judging from thier colleagues' reactions, there may well be more of the former than the latter. But in the scheme of things, who's to complain about "fighting words" and friendly knocks where the First Amendment is concerned?
David Skover and Ronald Collins,
The Psychology of First Amendment Scholarship: A Reply, 71 TEX. L. REV. 819