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The Great Dissent - a book by Healy, Thomas

The Great Dissent

How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind--And Changed the History of Free Speech in America

The Great Dissent( )
Author: Healy, Thomas
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Henry Holt & Company
Imprint:Metropolitan Books
Book Format:Ebook
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A gripping intellectual history reveals how Oliver Wendell Holmes became a free-speech advocate and established the modern understanding of the First Amendment

No right seems more fundamental to American public life than freedom of speech. Yet well into the twentieth century, that freedom was still an unfulfilled promise, with Americans regularly imprisoned merely for speaking out against government policies. Indeed, free speech as we know it comes less from the First...
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