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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
ISBN:978-1-250-05869-0
Publication Date:Sep 2014
Publisher:Picador
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $23.00
Book Description:

No right seems more fundamental to American 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 Amendment than from a most unexpected source: Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. A lifelong skeptic, he disdained all individual rights, including the right to express...
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Pages:352
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Lawyers & Judges
Political Science / Civil Rights
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Anarchism
Law / Legal History
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.19 x 9.21 x 0.93 Inches
Book Weight:0.836 Pounds



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