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

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  • Copyright: 1/5/2010
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lewis describes how America's free-speech rights were created. It is a story of hard choices, heroic judges, and the fascinating and eccentric defendants who forced the legal system to come face to face with one of America's great founding ideas.

Author Biography

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Lewis was a columnist for the New York Times op-ed page from 1969 through 2001. In addition to his long and distinguished career with the Times, Mr. Lewis has been a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School and a visiting professor at the Universities of California, Illinois, Oregon, and Arizona, and, since 1983, the James Madison Visiting Professor at Columbia University. His previous books are Gideon’s Trumpet and Make No Law. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Beginningsp. 1
"Odious or Contemptible"p. 11
"As All Life Is an Experiment"p. 23
Defining Freedomp. 39
Freedom and Privacyp. 59
A Press Privilege?p. 81
Fear Itselfp. 101
"Another's Lyric"p. 131
"Vagabonds and Outlaws"p. 143
Thoughts That We Hatep. 157
Balancing Interestsp. 169
Freedom of Thoughtp. 183
Acknowledgmentsp. 191
Table of Casesp. 193
Notesp. 197
Indexp. 209
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