The short life & curious death of free speech in America / Ellis Cose
Book | Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers | 2020 | First edition.

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First edition.
194 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: Defending hateful speech -- Liberating the First Amendment -- The root of all evil -- What you're seeing is not what's happening -- When words lead to violence -- What the founders never imagined -- Shaking up the Senate -- Flirting with tyranny -- Strident students and silenced voters -- Destroying democracy, defending speech -- Epilogue: A virus, partisanship, and truth.
Free speech has long been one of American's most revered freedoms, yet now more than ever, free speech is reshaping America's social and political landscape even as it is coming under attack. Cose reveals how this Constitutional right has been co-opted by the wealthy and politically corrupt, when moneyed interests are increasingly controlling political dialogue. In offering an eye-opening wholly original examination of the state of free speech in America today, Cose shows that the problem is that ordinary individuals have virtually no voice at all. The safeguards built into the Constitution to protect free speech and democracy have instead become instruments of suppression by an unfairly empowered political minority. -- adapted from jacket
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