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Present Dangers: Rediscovering the First Amendment
by:David Lowenthal Ph.D
The hottest points of contention in American politics all spring from a single misunderstood sentence—the First Amendment. In a timely and iconoclastic reassessment of the cornerstone of American liberty, David Lowenthal reaches unorthodox yet compelling conclusions about free speech and religion under the Constitution. Revisiting the internal logic of...
The hottest points of contention in American politics all spring from a single misunderstood sentence—the First Amendment. In a timely and iconoclastic reassessment of the cornerstone of American liberty, David Lowenthal reaches unorthodox yet compelling conclusions about free speech and religion under the Constitution. Revisiting the internal logic of the Amendment’s language and the legal culture from which it emerged, he shows how the courts have twisted it beyond recognition, exposing the nation to moral and cultural upheaval as well as physical violence. Can we fight terrorism without destroying our freedom? Is censorship of child pornography un-American? Is the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional? Professor Lowenthal examines the modern Supreme Court’s treatment of subversive groups, obscenity, and church-state questions, showing how in each area the Court has been led astray by its fixation on individual rights at the expense of the security and health of the republic. Present Dangers opens with a foreword by Prof. Harvey C. Mansfield of Harvard University. A useful glossary of cases provides brief descriptions of over three dozen Supreme Court decisions cited in the text.
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