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The Resource Freedom of speech : mightier than the sword, David K. Shipler

Freedom of speech : mightier than the sword, David K. Shipler

Label
Freedom of speech : mightier than the sword
Title
Freedom of speech
Title remainder
mightier than the sword
Statement of responsibility
David K. Shipler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the longtime New York Times reporter, best-selling author, and Pulitzer Prize winner-- an expansive, timely assessment of the state of free speech in America. David Shipler's recent best seller, The Working Poor, cemented his place among our most trenchant social commentators. Now, he turns his keen, illuminating focus to another endangered American ideal: freedom of speech. Through selected accounts of First Amendment invocation and infringement, Shipler maps a rapidly shifting topography of political and cultural norms: parents in Michigan rallying to teachers vilified for their reading lists; conservative ministers risking their churches' tax-exempt status to preach politics from the pulpit; national security reporters using techniques more common in dictatorships to avoid leak prosecution; history teachers in Texas quietly navigating around a conservative curriculum to give students access to unapproved perspectives. Anchored in personal stories--sometimes shocking, sometimes absurd, sometimes dishearteningly familiar--but encompassing a theme as sweeping and essential as democracy itself, Freedom of Speech brilliantly reveals the triumphs and challenges of defining and protecting the boundaries of free expression in modern America"--·cProvided by publisher
Cataloging source
FlPkSB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shipler, David K.
Dewey number
323.44/3097
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4772
LC item number
.S53 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Freedom of speech
Target audience
adult
Label
Freedom of speech : mightier than the sword, David K. Shipler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The landscape : zones of silence, zones of speech -- Books. Trouble in River City ; The discerning audience ; Fear of reading -- Secrets. The loneliness of Thomas Tamm ; Thomas Drake and friends ; The new war correspondents -- Stereotypes. The cultural limits of bigotry ; The Protocols of the Elders of Islam -- Politics. Money is speech, poverty is silence ; True believers -- Plays. Red lines and black lists ; Post-traumatic syndrome of another kind ; The drama behind the drama
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780307947611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)RH947611
  • (FlPpSEB)RH947611
Label
Freedom of speech : mightier than the sword, David K. Shipler
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The landscape : zones of silence, zones of speech -- Books. Trouble in River City ; The discerning audience ; Fear of reading -- Secrets. The loneliness of Thomas Tamm ; Thomas Drake and friends ; The new war correspondents -- Stereotypes. The cultural limits of bigotry ; The Protocols of the Elders of Islam -- Politics. Money is speech, poverty is silence ; True believers -- Plays. Red lines and black lists ; Post-traumatic syndrome of another kind ; The drama behind the drama
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780307947611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)RH947611
  • (FlPpSEB)RH947611

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