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Freedom for the Thought That We Hate : a Biography of the First Amendment.

Author: Anthony Lewis
Publisher: New York : Perseus Books Group, 2010.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Lewis
ISBN: 9780465012930 0465012930
OCLC Number: 609855110
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents: CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; Beginnings; "Odious orContemptible"; "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; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; TABLE OF CASES; NOTES; INDEX; Basic Ideas.

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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, com.

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