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

by Anthony Lewis

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ISBN-13: 9780465018192
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 01/05/2010
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 233,174
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Anthony Lewis (1927-2013), a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was a columnist for the New York Times op-ed page from 1969 through 2001. In addition to his long and distinguished career with the Times, Mr. Lewis was, starting in 1983, the James Madison Visiting Professor at Columbia University. He was the author of two other books, Gideon's Trumpet and Make No Law.

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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lindapanzo on LibraryThing 23 days ago
Lewis, the author of the terrific Gideon's Trumpet, among other legal books, presents an overview of issues, cases, and trends involving the First Amendment. When I was in law school, I always thought that cases involving the First Amendment were difficult, often with more than one party having a compelling argument, but they had interesting facts. This book is geared to the non-attorney and is not at all technical. It gets into a lot of interesting First Amendment subjects. Not just freedom of speech, freedom of the press, or freedom of association, but also such topics as obscenity (including the infamous legal line "I know it when I see it"), censorship, hate speech, flagburning, and campaign financing limits.Unfortunately, the book is from 2007 because I would have loved to have read Lewis' take on more recent First Amendment cases, such as the Citizens United case (applying the First Amendment to corporations) from earlier this year.Overall, though, I would highly recommend this book.