An American Paradox: Censorship in a Nation of Free Speech

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Price
$78.00
Publisher
Praeger
Publish Date
Pages
200
Dimensions
6.44 X 9.5 X 0.79 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780275945220
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About the Author
PATRICK GARRY is a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University School of Law and a Fellow at the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center at Columbia University, where he is researching and writing on media and First Amendment topics. He is the author of An American Vision of a Free Press (1990), and Liberalism and American Identity (1992).
Reviews
"Although the United States is a nation of speakers, it is also a country in which censorship has often sought to regulate that speech. This book helps one understand the national character and identity of democracy which is fluid and changing....In this age of insecurity, change, and confusion, censorship has proliferated....This volume brings insight to the 'why' we find ourselves facing the constant increase in censorship attempts. The author's examples of challenges and his references to our history adds to the free-flowing prose of this book. His detailed notes and his list of suggested additional readings are also helpful. This title is a new perspective and is highly recommended for library collections on intellectual freedom and censorship."-ALA Newsletter on Intellectual freedom
"Cogent arguments illumine the sociopolitical reasons behind each notorious period of censorship . . . Garry offers no ready cures, but his perceptions on the patterns of censorship in America are thought-provoking."-Booklist
?Cogent arguments illumine the sociopolitical reasons behind each notorious period of censorship . . . Garry offers no ready cures, but his perceptions on the patterns of censorship in America are thought-provoking.?-Booklist
?Although the United States is a nation of speakers, it is also a country in which censorship has often sought to regulate that speech. This book helps one understand the national character and identity of democracy which is fluid and changing....In this age of insecurity, change, and confusion, censorship has proliferated....This volume brings insight to the 'why' we find ourselves facing the constant increase in censorship attempts. The author's examples of challenges and his references to our history adds to the free-flowing prose of this book. His detailed notes and his list of suggested additional readings are also helpful. This title is a new perspective and is highly recommended for library collections on intellectual freedom and censorship.?-ALA Newsletter on Intellectual freedom