Freedom for the Thought That We Hate

In Lewis's telling, the story of how the right of free expression evolved along with our nation makes a compelling case for the adaptability of our constitution.

Freedom for the Thought That We Hate

Freedom for the Thought That We Hate

From one of the most influential journalists of the last half century, an essential explanation and defense of a foundational American idea: free speech More than any other people on earth, we Americans are free to say and write what we think. The press can air the secrets of government, the corporate boardroom, or the bedroom with little fear of punishment or penalty. This extraordinary freedom results not from America's culture of tolerance, but from fourteen words in the constitution: the free expression clauses of the First Amendment. In Freedom for the Thought That We Hate, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Lewis describes how our free-speech rights were created in five distinct areas: political speech, artistic expression, libel, commercial speech, and unusual forms of expression such as T-shirts and campaign spending. It is a story of hard choices, heroic judges, and the fascinating and eccentric defendants who forced the legal system to come face to face with one of America's great founding ideas.

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Freedom for the Thought That We Hate
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Anthony Lewis
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-03 - Publisher: Hachette UK

From one of the most influential journalists of the last half century, an essential explanation and defense of a foundational American idea: free speech More than any other people on earth, we Americans are free to say and write what we think. The press can air the secrets of government,
the United States Literature
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Anthony Lewis
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 1957 - Publisher:

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America Reads
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Robert Cecil Pooley
Categories: American literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1957 - Publisher:

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The Harm in Hate Speech
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Jeremy Waldron
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-04 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

For constitutionalists, regulation of hate speech violates the First Amendment and damages a free society. Waldron rejects this view, and makes the case that hate speech should be regulated as part of a commitment to human dignity and to inclusion and respect for members of vulnerable minorities.
California law review
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Pages:
Authors: Jeremy Waldron
Categories: Law
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