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Civil peace and the quest for truth : the First Amendment freedoms in political philosophy and American constitutionalism

Author: Murray Dry
Publisher: Lanham [Md.] : Lexington Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dry examines the U.S. Supreme Court's treatment of the First Amendment freedoms of religion and speech against the founding of the American Constitution and its philosophical underpinnings.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dry, Murray.
Civil peace and the quest for truth.
Lanham [Md.] : Lexington Books, ©2004
(OCoLC)609752794
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Murray Dry
ISBN: 0739107461 9780739107461 0739109316 9780739109311
OCLC Number: 55078832
Description: x, 307 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The American founding and the puritan origins --
Religious freedom and freedom of speech in the state constitutions of the confederation period --
The federal constitution and the Bill of Rights --
The Sedition Act, the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions and the Virginia report --
Ancient political philosophy (Plato, Aristotle, Thucydides) --
Seventeenth century political philosophy (Bacon, Hobbes, Milton, Locke, Spinoza) --
Montesquieu (the spirit of the laws) --
Mill (on liberty) --
Seditious libel and fifty years of "clear and present danger" : from Schenck to Brandenburg --
The preferred position doctrine and the categorical approach to freedom of speech : libel --
The increased protection for "fighting words" and other "Offensive speech", obscenity, pornography, and commercial speech --
Money and speech and the public forum (or time, place, and manner) doctrine --
Free exercise clause --
The establishment clause I --
The establishment clause II.
Responsibility: Murray Dry.
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