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From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America
After Upton Sinclair, famed author of The Jungle, was arrested for reading the First Amendment on Liberty Hill in 1923, The Nation commented: "When we contemplate the antics of the chief of police of Los Angeles, we are deterred from characterizing him as an ass only through fear that such a comparison would lay us open to damages from every self-respecting donkey." In this lively history of our most fundamental and perhaps most vulnerable right, Chris Finan traces the lifeline of free speech from the War on Terror back to the turn of the last century.

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Biography
Alfred E. Smith: The Happy Warrior
A life of the crusading liberal and first Catholic candidate for President
History
From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America
The first comprehensive history of the evolution of free speech in the United States
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Reviews of "Alfred E. Smith"



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