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The guarantee of free speech enshrined in the U.S. Bill of Rights draws upon two millennia of Western thought about the value and necessity of free inquiry. Acclaimed legal scholar George Anastaplo traces the philosophical development of the idea of free inquiry from Plato’s Apology to Socrates to John Milton’s Areopagitica. He describes how these seminal texts and others by such diverse thinkers as St. Paul, Thomas More, and John Stuart Mill influenced the formation and the earliest applications of the First Amendment. Anastaplo also focuses on the critical free speech implications of a dozen Supreme Court cases and shows how First Amendment interpretations have evolved in response to modern events. Reflections on Freedom of Speech and the First Amendment grounds its vision of America’s most basic freedoms in the intellectual traditions of Western political philosophy, providing crucial insight into the legal challenges of the future through the lens of the past.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xviii
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  1. Part One
  2. p. 1
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  1. 1. Plato’s Apology of Socrates
  2. pp. 3-8
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  1. 2. The Ministry of St. Paul
  2. pp. 9-13
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  1. 3. Thomas More and Parliamentary Immunity (1521)
  2. pp. 14-18
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  1. 4. John Milton’s Areopagitica (1644)
  2. pp. 20-25
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  1. 5. William Blackstone, Patrick Henry, and Edmund Burke on Liberty (1765–1790)
  2. pp. 26-35
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  1. 6. The Declaration of Independence (1776); the Northwest Ordinance (1787)
  2. pp. 36-42
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  1. 7. Constitutionalism and the Workings of Freedom of Speech
  2. pp. 43-48
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  1. 8. The Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom (1786)
  2. pp. 49-56
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  1. 9. The Emergence of a National Bill of Rights (1789–1791)
  2. pp. 57-63
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  1. 10. The Organization of the First Amendment
  2. pp. 64-70
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  1. 11. The Sedition Act of 1798
  2. pp. 71-77
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  1. 12. John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty (1859)
  2. pp. 78-84
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  1. 13. Freedom of Speech and the Coming of the Civil War
  2. pp. 85-92
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  1. Part Two
  2. p. 93
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  1. 1. The Naive Folly of Realists: A Defense of Justice Black (1937–1971)
  2. pp. 95-100
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  1. 2. Schenck v. United States (1919); Abrams v. United States (1919)
  2. pp. 101-107
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  1. 3. Debs v. United States (1919); Gitlow v. New York (1925)
  2. pp. 108-115
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  1. 4. Winston S. Churchill and the Cause of Freedom
  2. pp. 116-122
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  1. 5. Dennis v. United States (1951); the Rosenberg Case (1950–1953)
  2. pp. 123-132
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  1. 6. Cohen v. California (1971); Texas v. Johnson (1989)
  2. pp. 133-139
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  1. 7. The Pentagon Papers Case (1971)
  2. pp. 140-147
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  1. 8. Obscenity and the Law
  2. pp. 148-154
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  1. 9. Private Property and Public Freedom
  2. pp. 155-161
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  1. 10. Buckley v. Valeo (1976)
  2. pp. 162-169
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  1. 11. The Regulation of Commercial Speech
  2. pp. 170-176
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  1. 12. The Universal Declarationof Human Rights (1948)
  2. pp. 177-182
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  1. 13. The Future of the First Amendment?
  2. pp. 183-188
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  1. Appendix AThe Declaration of Independence (1776)
  2. pp. 189-192
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  1. Appendix B
  2. pp. 193-204
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  1. Appendix C
  2. pp. 205-214
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  1. Appendix D
  2. pp. 215-217
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  1. Appendix E
  2. pp. 218-220
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  1. Appendix F
  2. pp. 221-223
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  1. Appendix G
  2. pp. 224-225
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  1. Appendix H
  2. pp. 226-228
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  1. Appendix I
  2. pp. 229-235
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  1. Appendix J
  2. pp. 236-240
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  1. Appendix K
  2. pp. 241-245
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  1. Appendix L
  2. pp. 246-252
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  1. Appendix M
  2. pp. 253-268
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  1. Appendix N
  2. pp. 269-299
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  1. Appendix O
  2. pp. 300-304
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 305-320
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813131979
Related ISBN
9780813124247
MARC Record
OCLC
607701092
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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