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Freedom for the thought that we hate : a biography of the First Amendment

Author: Anthony Lewis
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2007.
Series: Basic ideas.
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More than any other people on earth, Americans are free to say and write what they think. The media can air the secrets of the White House, the boardroom, or the bedroom with little fear of punishment or penalty. The reason for this extraordinary freedom is not a superior culture of tolerance, but just fourteen words in our most fundamental legal document: the free expression clauses of the First Amendment to the  Read more...
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Lewis, Anthony, 1927-
Freedom for the thought that we hate.
New York : Basic Books, c2007
(OCoLC)608462688
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Lewis
ISBN: 9780465039173 0465039170 9780465018192 046501819X
OCLC Number: 173659591
Description: xv, 221 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Beginnings --
"Odious or contemptible" --
"As all life is an experiment" --
Defining freedom --
Freedom and privacy --
A press privilege? --
Fear itself --
"Another's lyric" --
"Vagabonds and outlaws" --
Thoughts that we hate --
Balancing interests --
Freedom of thought.
Series Title: Basic ideas.
Responsibility: Anthony Lewis.
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From one of the countrys most esteemed experts on the First Amendment and the author of the classic Gideons Trumpet, an eloquent essay on the importance of freedom of expression  Read more...

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