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Healy, Thomas. - The great dissent : how Oliver Wendell Holmes changed his mind -- and changed the history of free speech in America. Auteur: Thomas Healy Gedrukt boek Alle materiaalsoorten en talen bekijken ╗ Taal: Engels Uitgever: New York : Picador, 2014.

New York : Picador, 2014. Reprint. Paperback. xvi,322 pp. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : very good. - The right to express one's political views seems an indisputable part of American life. After all, the First Amendment proudly proclaims that Congress can make no law abridging the freedom of speech. But well into the twentieth century, that right was still an unfulfilled promise, with Americans regularly imprisoned merely for protesting government policies. Indeed, our current understanding of free speech comes less from the First Amendment itself than from a most unlikely man: the Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. A lifelong conservative, he disdained all individual rights. Yet in 1919, it was Holmes who wrote a court opinion that became a canonical statement for free speech as we know it. Why did Holmes change his mind? That question has puzzled historians for almost a century. Now, with the aid of newly discovered letters and memos, law professor Thomas Healy reconstructs in vivid detail Holmes's journey from free-speech skeptic to First Amendment hero ISBN 9781250058690.
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