Search Results for "figures-of-speech-first-amendment-heroes-and-villains"

Figures of Speech: First Amendment Heroes and Villains (Large Print 16pt)

Figures of Speech: First Amendment Heroes and Villains (Large Print 16pt)

  • Author: William Turner
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1459627725
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 306
  • View: 7984
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Recounting controversial First Amendment cases from the Red Scare era to Citizens United, William Bennett Turner - a Berkeley law professor who has argued three cases before the Supreme Court - shows how we've arrived at our contemporary understanding of free speech. His strange cast of heroes and villains, some drawn from cases he has litigated, includes Communists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Ku Klux Klansmen, the world's leading pornographer, prison wardens, dogged reporters, federal judges, a computer whiz, and a countercultural comedian. This is a fascinating look at how the scope of our First Amendment freedoms has evolved and the colorful characters behind some of the most important legal decisions of modern times. ''Turner tells fascinating stories of unlikely heroes and explains difficult legal issues clearly and concisely, educating and entertaining at the same time.'' - Elizabeth Farnsworth, The PBS News Hour

God of Sense and Traditions of Non-Sense

God of Sense and Traditions of Non-Sense

  • Author: Sigve K. Tonstad
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1498233139
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 476
  • View: 9785
DOWNLOAD NOW »
One hundred taxis lined up on Church Street in Oslo on November 26, 1942, deployed in order to round up the city's Jews and send them to Auschwitz. This reality anchors God of Sense and Traditions of Non-Sense: it is theology from a Holocaust perspective. The brash Elihu excoriating Job for his insistence that he is owed an explanation for the calamities that have befallen him. This is the book's opening salvo. Job speaking of a God of sense, Elihu and Job's three friends inaugurating a tradition of non-sense: this is the existential and theological predicament. The problem of finite suffering in this life addressed in the theological tradition with the prospect of infinite, endless suffering, in this book described as a key element in Traditions of Non-Sense. Back to the millions of Jews, among them 188 women and 42 children from Oslo, deported, gassed, and cremated--in God of Sense this is not seen as a problem that defeats belief, but as the reality that demands a religious and theological account of human existence.

Freedom of Speech: Documents Decoded

Freedom of Speech: Documents Decoded

  • Author: David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440842515
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 207
  • View: 3219
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Detailed yet highly readable, this book explores essential and illuminating primary source documents that provide insights into the history, development, and current conceptions of the First Amendment to the Constitution. • Provides readers with accessible explanations of key points in many seminal Supreme Court cases, thereby enabling a better appreciation of specific developments in freedom of speech in the United States • Explains confusing legal terms and phrases in plain English for nonspecialist readers • Offers easy-to-follow explanations from a noted First Amendment scholar and authority who has been explaining and teaching First Amendment topics for two decades

Freedom for the Thought that We Hate

Freedom for the Thought that We Hate

A Biography of the First Amendment

  • Author: Anthony Lewis
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1458758389
  • Category: History
  • Page: 274
  • View: 8736
DOWNLOAD NOW »
More than any other people on earth, we Americans are free to say and write what we think. The press can air the secrets of government, the corporate boardroom, or the bedroom with little fear of punishment or penalty. This extraordinary freedom results not from America's culture of tolerance, but from fourteen words in the constitution: the free expression clauses of the First Amendment. In Freedom for the Thought That We Hate, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Lewis describes how our free-speech rights were created in five distinct areas - political speech, artistic expression, libel, commercial speech, and unusual forms of expression such as T-shirts and campaign spending. It is a story of hard choices, heroic judges, and the fascinating and eccentric defendants who forced the legal system to come face to face with one of America's great founding ideas.

Media Framing of the Muslim World

Media Framing of the Muslim World

Conflicts, Crises and Contexts

  • Author: H. Rane,J. Ewart,J. Martinkus
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137334835
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 205
  • View: 5590
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Media Framing of the Muslim World examines and explains how news about Islam and the Muslim world is produced and consumed, and how it impacts on relations between Islam and the West. The authors cover key issues in this relationship including the reporting on war and conflict, terrorism, asylum seekers and the Arab Spring.

Hate Speech

Hate Speech

The History of an American Controversy

  • Author: Samuel Walker
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803297517
  • Category: History
  • Page: 217
  • View: 6501
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Offers a chronological history of the U.S. policy on hate speech, which in most other countries is prohibited

Freedom of Speech and the Press (First Edition)

Freedom of Speech and the Press (First Edition)

  • Author: William Bennett Turner
  • Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781516504787
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 386
  • View: 5331
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Free Speech: Supreme Court Opinions from the Beginning to the Roberts Court is a curated collection of Supreme Court opinions on the topic of free speech. These opinions help students learn how justices think, reason, express themselves, wrestle with contentious issues, and reach decisions on them. The book covers almost a century of free speech opinions, from the classics to recent decisions by the Roberts Court, that address subversive and offensive speech, incitement to violence, obscenity, and whether corporations have First Amendment rights. It features many precedent-setting cases including Schenck v. United States (shouting "Fire " in a crowded theater), the Pentagon Papers case, and Citizens United. Each opinion has been edited to eliminate unnecessary legal and procedural side issues and ensure accessibility for all readers. The opinions are framed by commentary that provides context and analysis to educate readers about the extent to which we have free speech and how the principles were established. Free Speech is well-suited to political science, history, rhetoric, communications, law, and legal studies courses, and is an excellent reference tool for legal practitioners. William Bennett Turner graduated from Harvard Law School. After a Fulbright fellowship in comparative law, he practiced civil rights law with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and taught at Harvard before starting his own law firm. He argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including two First Amendment cases. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, for over 30 years, educating thousands of undergraduate and graduate journalism students about the First Amendment. He has written for publications such as the New York Times and Harvard Magazine and served as an award-winning legal affairs correspondent for KQED television. He is the author of Figures of Speech: First Amendment Heroes and Villains (2010).

Last Call

Last Call

The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

  • Author: Daniel Okrent
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781439171691
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
  • View: 5816
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of America’s most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the U.S. Constitution was amended to restrict one of America’s favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic beverages. From its start, America has been awash in drink. The sailing vessel that brought John Winthrop to the shores of the New World in 1630 carried more beer than water. By the 1820s, liquor flowed so plentifully it was cheaper than tea. That Americans would ever agree to relinquish their booze was as improbable as it was astonishing. Yet we did, and Last Call is Daniel Okrent’s dazzling explanation of why we did it, what life under Prohibition was like, and how such an unprecedented degree of government interference in the private lives of Americans changed the country forever. Writing with both wit and historical acuity, Okrent reveals how Prohibition marked a confluence of diverse forces: the growing political power of the women’s suffrage movement, which allied itself with the antiliquor campaign; the fear of small-town, native-stock Protestants that they were losing control of their country to the immigrants of the large cities; the anti-German sentiment stoked by World War I; and a variety of other unlikely factors, ranging from the rise of the automobile to the advent of the income tax. Through it all, Americans kept drinking, going to remarkably creative lengths to smuggle, sell, conceal, and convivially (and sometimes fatally) imbibe their favorite intoxicants. Last Call is peopled with vivid characters of an astonishing variety: Susan B. Anthony and Billy Sunday, William Jennings Bryan and bootlegger Sam Bronfman, Pierre S. du Pont and H. L. Mencken, Meyer Lansky and the incredible—if long-forgotten—federal official Mabel Walker Willebrandt, who throughout the twenties was the most powerful woman in the country. (Perhaps most surprising of all is Okrent’s account of Joseph P. Kennedy’s legendary, and long-misunderstood, role in the liquor business.) It’s a book rich with stories from nearly all parts of the country. Okrent’s narrative runs through smoky Manhattan speakeasies, where relations between the sexes were changed forever; California vineyards busily producing “sacramental” wine; New England fishing communities that gave up fishing for the more lucrative rum-running business; and in Washington, the halls of Congress itself, where politicians who had voted for Prohibition drank openly and without apology. Last Call is capacious, meticulous, and thrillingly told. It stands as the most complete history of Prohibition ever written and confirms Daniel Okrent’s rank as a major American writer.

Curious Case of Kiryas Joel

Curious Case of Kiryas Joel

The Rise of a Village Theocracy and the Battle to Defend the Separation of Church and State

  • Author: Louis Grumet,John Caher,Judith Kaye
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 1613735030
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 304
  • View: 1635
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Twenty years ago, on the last day of session, the New York State Legislature created a publicly funded school district to cater to the interests of a religious sect called Kiryas Joel, an extremely insular group of Hasidic Jews. The sect had bought land in upstate New York, populated it solely with members of its faction, and created a village that exerted extraordinary political pressure over both political parties in the Legislature. Marking the first time in American history that a governmental unit was established for a religious group, the Legislature's action prompted years of litigation that eventually went to the Supreme Court. The 1994 case, The Board of Education of the Village of Kiryas Joel v. Grumet, stands as the most important legal precedent in the fight to uphold the separation of church and state. In The Curious Case of Kiryas Joel, plaintiff Louis Grumet opens a window onto the Satmar Hasidic community and details the inside story of his fight for the First Amendment. This story—a blend of politics, religion, cultural clashes, and constitutional tension—is an object lesson in the ongoing debate over freedom of vs. freedom from religion.

Make No Law

Make No Law

The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment

  • Author: Anthony Lewis
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307787826
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 368
  • View: 4867
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The First Amendment puts it this way: "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." Yet, in 1960, a city official in Montgomery, Alabama, sued The New York Times for libel -- and was awarded $500,000 by a local jury -- because the paper had published an ad critical of Montgomery's brutal response to civil rights protests. The centuries of legal precedent behind the Sullivan case and the U.S. Supreme Court's historic reversal of the original verdict are expertly chronicled in this gripping and wonderfully readable book by the Pulitzer Prize -- winning legal journalist Anthony Lewis. It is our best account yet of a case that redefined what newspapers -- and ordinary citizens -- can print or say.

The Devil and Daniel Webster

The Devil and Daniel Webster

  • Author: Stephen Vincent Benét
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 147337409X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 31
  • View: 4813
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This early work by Stephen Vincent Benét was originally published in 1937 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Devil and Daniel Webster' is a short story about a successful lawyer who believes you can win your soul back from the devil. Stephen Vincent Benét was born on 22nd July 1898 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States. Benét was an accomplished writer at an early age, having had his first book published at 17 and submitting his third volume of poetry in lieu of a thesis for his degree. During his time at Yale, he was an influential figure at the 'Yale Lit' literary magazine, and a fellow member of the Elizabethan Club. Benét was also a part-time contributor for the early Time Magazine. Benét's best known works are the book-length narrative poem American Civil War, John Brown's Body (1928), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and two short stories, The Devil and Daniel Webster (1936) and By the Waters of Babylon (1937). Benét won a second Pulitzer Prize posthumously for his unfinished poem Western Star in 1944.

The First Amendment Bubble

The First Amendment Bubble

How Privacy and Paparazzi Threaten a Free Press

  • Author: Amy Gajda
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674368320
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 302
  • View: 7789
DOWNLOAD NOW »
For decades, privacy took a back seat to the public’s right to know. But as the Internet and changing journalism have made it harder to distinguish news from titillation, U.S. courts are showing new resolve in protecting individuals from invasive media scrutiny. As Amy Gajda shows, this judicial backlash is now impinging on mainstream journalists.

The Happiness Effect

The Happiness Effect

How Social Media Is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost

  • Author: Donna Freitas
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190239859
  • Category: Internet and youth
  • Page: 368
  • View: 1027
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Sexting. Cyberbullying. Narcissism. Social media has become the dominant force in young people's lives, and each day seems to bring another shocking tale of private pictures getting into the wrong hands, or a lament that young people feel compelled to share their each and every thought with the entire world. Have smartphones and social media created a generation of self-obsessed egomaniacs? Absolutely not, Donna Freitas argues in this provocative book. And, she says, these alarmist fears are drawing attention away from the real issues that young adults are facing. Drawing on a large-scale survey and interviews with students on thirteen college campuses, Freitas finds that what young people are overwhelmingly concerned with--what they really want to talk about--is happiness. They face enormous pressure to look perfect online--not just happy, but blissful, ecstatic, and fabulously successful. Unable to achieve this impossible standard, they are anxious about letting the less-than-perfect parts of themselves become public. Far from wanting to share everything, they are brutally selective when it comes to curating their personal profiles, and worry obsessively that they might unwittingly post something that could come back to haunt them later in life. Through candid conversations with young people from diverse backgrounds, Freitas reveals how even the most well-adjusted individuals can be stricken by self-doubt when they compare their experiences with the vast collective utopia that they see online. And sometimes, as on anonymous platforms like Yik Yak, what they see instead is a depressing cesspool of racism and misogyny. Yet young people are also extremely attached to their smartphones and apps, which sometimes bring them great pleasure. It is very much a love-hate relationship. While much of the public's attention has been focused on headline-grabbing stories, the everyday struggles and joys of young people have remained under the radar. Freitas brings their feelings to the fore, in the words of young people themselves. The Happiness Effect is an eye-opening window into their first-hand experiences of social media and its impact on them.

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged

  • Author: Ayn Rand
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101137193
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1088
  • View: 2669
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.

Whirlwind and Storm

Whirlwind and Storm

  • Author: Charles E. Farnsworth
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 149171963X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 450
  • View: 3946
DOWNLOAD NOW »
""Whirlwind & Storm" introduces us to the colorful and impetuous Lieutenant Colonel Charles Farnsworth, a Connecticut cavalryman in the Union Army. Farnsworth was fiery, ambitious, and bold, sometimes a little too bold for his own good---in combat, in business ventures, and in the river crossing that ended his life tragically early. Drawing from a rich and previously ignored trove of letters and diaries, Farnsworth's great-grandson and namesake, a military veteran himself, has done a marvelous job of bringing alive this officer in all his flawed glory." Adam Hochschild, author of "To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918" and other books. "With excellent research and clear writing, "Whirlwind & Storm" paints an impartial, intriguing, and entertaining account of the author's privileged ancestor, who served heroically with the First Connecticut Cavalry battalion in the Civil War. Before, during, and after the war "Charlie" Farnsworth exuded those common human traits that so defined him: driven, disciplined, courageous, opportunistic, and passionate. "Whirlwind & Storm" adds an illuminating, original, and personal work to the collage of our great American heritage." Robert B. Angelovich, author of the forthcoming "Riding for Uncle Samuel: The History of the First Connecticut Cavalry in the Civil War." "If you want to know what the Civil War was really like, this is the book for you: an intimate, personal portrait of the war experience and the people who lived it, giving the reader a firsthand view of its realities. It is meticulously researched, authoritatively documented, and gracefully written." William Bennett Turner, author of Figures of Speech: First Amendment Heroes and Villains." "Lieutenant Colonel Charlie Farnsworth of Norwich emerges here as a free-spirited and ambitious young cavalry officer, with unique and often irreverent views on the Civil War and its leaders. His wide experience in the war, including imprisonment in Richmond, is well-researched and very readably presented. I found it especially fun to follow Charlie's love life through this most enjoyable book." Vic Butsch, New London County (Connecticut) Civil War Round Table, Norwich Historical Society." An intimate look at a young Norwich, Connecticut cavalry officer---in war, love, and his attempts to strike it rich---and his fierce ambition to make his mark in the Civil War and early Reconstruction. Lieutenant Colonel Charles Farnsworth's letters and diaries form the cornerstone for this short biography about an adventurer who helped organize the First Connecticut Cavalry. The book covers "Charlie's" near-fatal shooting while searching for Confederate bushwhackers in Virginia, his protests against incompetent Union leadership, his capture and confinement in Richmond's notorious Libby Prison, his romantic entanglements, his political connections with President Lincoln that sent him south in early 1865, and his tragic struggle to make his mark in Georgia during the early years of Reconstruction.

A Godly Hero

A Godly Hero

The Life of William Jennings Bryan

  • Author: Michael Kazin
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0385720564
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 374
  • View: 4869
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A portrait of the American orator describes his unique role as a leader of the Christian left and his seminal place in both American politics and religion in the volatile political landscape of turn-of-the-century America.

Tailspin

Tailspin

The People and Forces Behind America's Fifty-Year Fall--and Those Fighting to Reverse It

  • Author: Steven Brill
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN: 1524731641
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 464
  • View: 2127
DOWNLOAD NOW »
From the award-winning journalist and best-selling author of America's Bitter Pill: a tour de force examination of 1) how and why major American institutions no longer serve us as they should, causing a deep rift between the vulnerable majority and the protected few, and 2) how some individuals and organizations are laying the foundation for real, lasting change. In this revelatory narrative covering the years 1967 to 2017, Steven Brill gives us a stunningly cogent picture of the broken system at the heart of our society. He shows us how, over the last half-century, America's core values--meritocracy, innovation, due process, free speech, and even democracy itself--have somehow managed to power its decline into dysfunction. They have isolated our best and brightest, whose positions at the top have never been more secure or more remote. The result has been an erosion of responsibility and accountability, an epidemic of shortsightedness, an increasingly hollow economic and political center, and millions of Americans gripped by apathy and hopelessness. By examining the people and forces behind the rise of big-money lobbying, legal and financial engineering, the demise of private-sector unions, and a hamstrung bureaucracy, Brill answers the question on everyone's mind: How did we end up this way? Finally, he introduces us to those working quietly and effectively to repair the damages. At once a diagnosis of our national ills, a history of their development, and a prescription for a brighter future, Tailspin is a work of riveting journalism--and a welcome antidote to political despair.

Lion of Liberty

Lion of Liberty

Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation

  • Author: Harlow Giles Unger
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • ISBN: 0306819341
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
  • View: 6635
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In this action-packed history, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger unfolds the epic story of Patrick Henry, who roused Americans to fight government tyranny—both British and American. Remembered largely for his cry for “liberty or death,” Henry was actually the first (and most colorful) of America's Founding Fathers—first to call Americans to arms against Britain, first to demand a bill of rights, and first to fight the growth of big government after the Revolution. As quick with a rifle as he was with his tongue, Henry was America's greatest orator and courtroom lawyer, who mixed histrionics and hilarity to provoke tears or laughter from judges and jurors alike. Henry's passion for liberty (as well as his very large family), suggested to many Americans that he, not Washington, was the real father of his country. This biography is history at its best, telling a story both human and philosophical. As Unger points out, Henry's words continue to echo across America and inspire millions to fight government intrusion in their daily lives.

Fagin The Jew 10th Anniversary Edition

Fagin The Jew 10th Anniversary Edition

  • Author: Will Eisner
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • ISBN: 1621158039
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 136
  • View: 8173
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Comics luminary Will Eisner takes on literary giant Charles Dickens, in this fascinating retelling of the life of Oliver Twist's Fagin! Imagining Fagin's impoverished childhood in the slums of London and his initiation into the criminal underworld, Eisner's story counters the anti-Semitism of Victorian literature as his gorgeous brushwork creates an evocative portrait of the era. * Now with Eisner's previously unused full-color cover art! * Foreword by Brian Michael Bendis! * Introduction by Dickens scholar Jeet Heer!

Gideon's Trumpet

Gideon's Trumpet

  • Author: Anthony Lewis
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0679723129
  • Category: History
  • Page: 277
  • View: 1519
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The story of a convict's defense of his contention that a person on trial should not be denied the assistance of counsel