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Free Speech
     

Free Speech

by Scott Barbour
 

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A collection of 33 previously published essays edited and selected for accessibility to young adult audiences. The contributions explore conflicting sides of free speech debated in the United States. The essays are organized into sections devoted to the topics of whether free speech is threatened by media censorship, book banning, flag burning laws, limits on

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A collection of 33 previously published essays edited and selected for accessibility to young adult audiences. The contributions explore conflicting sides of free speech debated in the United States. The essays are organized into sections devoted to the topics of whether free speech is threatened by media censorship, book banning, flag burning laws, limits on campaign spending, or hate-speech regulation; whether there should limits to free speech; whether pornography should be censored; and whether government funding for the arts should be restricted. Also included is a list of organizations concerned with the issues debated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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KLIATT
Greenhaven's Current Controversies series (like their Opposing Viewpoints and At Issues series) deals with controversial social issues. Titles in this series are a bit wider-ranging than some other Greenhaven series books, and these are a bit more inviting to readers. The books have four or five chapters each, which include three to six excerpted essays that can be used by students in grades 9-12. Individual pieces run anywhere from two to ten pages each. Each section and each item has introductory material. Each chapter begins with a question. For example: Should prisons be privatized? or Is capital punishment ethical ? Articles in the sections argue various sides from various viewpoints. Certainly these books risk becoming outdated (would a better way to operate be to download constantly updated material from a web site?), but they are thoughtfully put together. I do wish Greenhaven made it easier to see what was different about Current Controversies and Opposing Viewpoints. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, Greenhaven, 206p, bibliog, 25cm, $17.45. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Daniel J. Levinson; History & English Teacher, Thayer Acad., Braintree, MA, July 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 4)

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ISBN-13:
9780737701425
Publisher:
Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Current Controversies Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.51(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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