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Organized thematically, the book begins with a historical overview by David Strauss and an examination of the philosophical underpinnings of the First Amendment by Vincent Blasi. Kent Greenawalt and Richard Posner explore the lessons of the initial Supreme Court decisions on the freedom of speech; Robert Post, Frederick Schauer, and Stanley Fish reflect on First Amendment theory and doctrine; and Lillian BeVier, Owen Fiss, and Cass Sunstein address contemporary free speech issues and the future of free speech. Stone and Bollinger provide helpful introductory notes to each essay and offer an informal "dialogue" to introduce nonexperts to the major issues of free speech jurisprudence.
The result is a unique volume that reaches across the entire spectrum of First Amendment issues and offers a series of speculative essays that explore such diverse subjects as seditious libel, campaign regulation, commercial advertising, obscenity, and the new media.
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|Freedom of Speech and the Common-Law Constitution||32|
|Free Speech and Good Character: From Milton to Brandeis to the Present||60|
|"Clear and Present Danger" and Criminal Speech||96|
|The Speech Market and the Legacy of Schenck||120|
|Reconciling Theory and Doctrine in First Amendment Jurisprudence||152|
|First Amendment Opportunism||174|
|The Dance of Theory||198|
|The Invisible Hand of the Marketplace of Ideas||232|
|The Censorship of Television||256|
|The Future of Free Speech||284|
|List of Contributors||317|