Censorship (Historical Guides to Controversial Issues in by Mark Paxton

By Mark Paxton

Ever because the invoice of Rights turned the cornerstone on which person americans' rights and liberties relaxation, the sensible realities of honoring the grand ideas of the 1st modification were hotly contested, and none extra so than freedom of expression. From governmental limits on strong, even vicious, colonial- and Federal-era newspaper assaults to america PATRIOT Act to efforts to rein within the enormous and anarchic net, the 1st modification safety of loose expression has been nearly lower than siege by means of numerous kinds of censorship, a few essentially pernicious and others obviously benign. This ebook publications the reader via those many-faceted old controversies, consistently with an eye fixed towards modern and destiny challenges.

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