Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment

Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment

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by Anthony Lewis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465039170

ISBN-13: 9780465039173

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: Basic Books

More than any other people on earth, Americans are free to say and write what they think. This extraordinary freedom results from fourteen words in the constitution: "Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." In Freedom for the Thought That We Hate, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony Lewis describes how

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More than any other people on earth, Americans are free to say and write what they think. This extraordinary freedom results from fourteen words in the constitution: "Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." In Freedom for the Thought That We Hate, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony Lewis describes how America's free-speech rights were created and how they continue to shape the nation's history and identify.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465039173
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Series:
Basic Ideas Series
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.67(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Beginnings 1

2 "Odious or Contemptible" 11

3 "As All Life Is an Experiment" 23

4 Defining Freedom 39

5 Freedom and Privacy 59

6 A Press Privilege? 81

7 Fear Itself 101

8 "Another's Lyric" 131

9 "Vagabonds and Outlaws" 143

10 Thoughts That We Hate 157

11 Balancing Interests 169

12 Freedom of Thought 183

Acknowledgments 191

Table of Cases 193

Notes 197

Index 209

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