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 Author Anthony Lewis
ISBN-10 046501819X
ISBN-13 9780465018192
Year 2010-01-05
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Basic Books
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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 areaspolitical 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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Make No Law

Make No Law Author Anthony Lewis
ISBN-10 9780307787828
Release 2011-04-20
Pages 368