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Title:
The great dissent : how Oliver Wendell Holmes changed his mind-- and changed the history of free speech in America
Author:
Healy, Thomas.
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Edition:
First Edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
Physical Description:
322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
Based on newly discovered letters and memos, this riveting scholarly history of the conservative justice who became a free-speech advocate and established the modern understanding of the First Amendment reconstructs his journey from free-speech skeptic to First Amendment hero.
Language:
English
Contents:
Prologue: an unexpected visit -- Train fever -- A smart chap -- The habit of intolerance -- Catspawned -- The old ewe and the half-bakes -- "He shoots so quickly" -- Defending sophistries -- Dangerous men -- "They know not what they do" -- The red summer -- "Workers--wake up! -- A plea for help -- "Quasi in furore" -- Adulation -- "Alone at Laski" -- Epilogue : "I simply was ignorant."
ISBN:
9780805094565
Format :
Book

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