Tough talk : how I fought for writers, comics, bigots, and the American way (Book, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Tough talk : how I fought for writers, comics, bigots, and the American way

Author: Martin Garbus; Stanley Cohen
Publisher: New York : Times Books, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The boisterous freedom promised by the First Amendment is both the heart of the American experiment and the fissure along which it divides itself. Those who would fight freedom's enemies, from political correctness to corporate intimidation to outright censorship, face powerful adversaries. But they also have a potent weapon at their disposal: good, old-fashioned talk - tough talk. And as one of America's leading  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
collective biographies
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Garbus, Martin, 1934-
Tough talk.
New York : Times Books, ©1998
(OCoLC)606018001
Online version:
Garbus, Martin, 1934-
Tough talk.
New York : Times Books, ©1998
(OCoLC)607055763
Named Person: Martin Garbus; Martin Garbus
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Garbus; Stanley Cohen
ISBN: 0812930177 9780812930177
OCLC Number: 37935243
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 307 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Talking Dirty --
"Congress Shall Make No Law ..." --
In Defense of the Offensive --
The Big Chill --
Who Owns an Idea? --
Stretching the Limits --
Reinventing the First Amendment.
Responsibility: Martin Garbus with Stanley Cohen.
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"The boisterous freedom promised by the First Amendment is both the heart of the American experiment and the fissure along which it divides itself. Those who would fight freedom's enemies, from political correctness to corporate intimidation to outright censorship, face powerful adversaries. But they also have a potent weapon at their disposal: good, old-fashioned talk - tough talk. And as one of America's leading First Amendment attorneys, Martin Garbus is one of the toughest talkers there is."--BOOK JACKET. "Starting with his work on the team that defended the legendary satirist Lenny Bruce against obscenity charges, Garbus has been a fearless advocate for some of the most important voices of our time, among them union organizer Cesar Chavez, actor Robert Redford, director Spike Lee, writer Samuel Beckett, Russian dissident Andrei Sakharov, and Czech playwright Vaclav Havel, who, as president of his country's revolutionary government, invited Garbus to help write the nation's constitution."--BOOK JACKET. "In Tough Talk, Garbus goes behind the scenes to show us how our system really works and what he does to make it work for his clients. How does an attorney get controversial cases? What does he do to gain control of a hostile courtroom? How does he work with a defendant whose beliefs are the opposite of his own?"--BOOK JACKET. "Tough Talk is both the story of one man's battle for freedom and a clear-eyed account of every major First Amendment issue this nation has faced in the last three decades, for the battles Garbus has fought have become the touchstones of America's debate about the limits of freedom."--BOOK JACKET.

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