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

by Thomas Healy

Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780805094565
Pages: 336
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 9 Mb
Date posting: 2021-05-08
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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 Amendment ...