Part 1 Campus hate speech codes and the Constitution: hate speech and the First Amendment; hate speech, civility and education; a "hate speech" encounter. Part 2 Reminders of the dreadful consequences that hateful speech can have: did anyone "in charge" know what he was doing? The thirty Years War of the 20th century; the fate of the Jews in Grece and Italy during the Second World War; where does one start? On the United states, the Balkans and Islam; the needs of a free people - reflections on the Oklahoma City bombing. Part 3 A return to fundamental questions: is the self grounded in the soul?; are the moral virtues grounded in nature?; natural law or natural right?