The Great Dissent

The Great Dissent

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… (more)

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Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (August 20, 2013)

Collection: Metropolitan Books

Language: English


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