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Free speech in the good war

Free speech in the good war

Author: Richard W Steele
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Troubled by the repression unleashed by World War I, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. insisted that the functioning of the democratic system depended on the right of all Americans to be heard, regardless of how obnoxious their views, provided their words posed no "clear and present danger." This concept, which became a defining aspect of the nation's political culture in the generation following the war, was put  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Steele
ISBN: 0312173369 9780312173364
OCLC Number: 40298282
Description: x, 309 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: A Legacy of Restraint --
Frank Murphy: 1939 --
Champion of Civil Liberties --
"Not a Soft, Pudgy Democracy" --
Robert H. Jackson: January 1940-June 1941 --
A "Lawyerly Way" --
Changing Concepts of Civil Liberties --
Searches, Stealing, and Tappings --
Harry Bridges and the War on Communism --
Francis Biddle: June 1941-June 1945 --
Attorney General by Default --
The "Minneapolis Reds": A "Clear and Present Danger"? --
Free Speech for Fascists? --
Nazi Themes and "Dirty Little Sheets": Postal Censorship --
"Where Sedition Begins and Ends Among Negroes" --
The Denaturalization Strategy --
"Crackpots and Cranks from All Parts of the Nation" --
The Great Sedition Trial: The End of the Campaign Against Disloyalty.
Responsibility: Richard W. Steele.
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Troubled by the 'herd' instinct and repression unleashed by World War I, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes insisted that the right of any American to be heard depended on the right of all Americans to  Read more...


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