Free speech for me--but not for thee: how the American left and right relentlessly censor each other

Front Cover
HarperPerennial, Jun 23, 1993 - Law - 405 pages
1 Review
Hentoff's timely, fact-filled, and illuminating book describes the current assault on free speech from all points of the political spectrum--even from the traditionally liberal groups now intent on repressing opinions thought "politically incorrect".

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - BruceCoulson - LibraryThing

A history of censorship in the United States. Not sparing any sacred cows (including himself), Hentoff shows how the urge to suppress unpalatable ideas is nigh-universal, and why we need to guard against those urges for a free society. Read full review

FREE SPEECH FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE: How the American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In a sometimes confused, sometimes admirable polemic, Hentoff (John Cardinal O'Connor, 1988, etc.) argues against restraints on free expression in a wide variety of contemporary contexts. Hentoff does ... Read full review


The Right to Read a Book with Niggers in It
The Right Not to Read a Book with Whores in It

13 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Abbie Hoffman abortion ACLU against Am the Cheese Amendment rights American American Booksellers Association American Family Association American Library Association Andrea Dworkin Andy Rooney Anita Bryant Anthony Comstock anti-Semitic apartheid Bartlett Giamatti believe Benno Schmidt Bill of Rights black students campus Catharine MacKinnon censor censorship civil libertarians Civil Liberties Civil Liberties Union civil rights Committee Confederate flag Constitution dean debate decision defend dents didn't Dolfman don't Donald Kagan Eleanor Holmes Norton Elijah Muhammad faculty feminist fetus fighting words flag Fourteenth Amendment free expression Free Lance-Star free speech freedom of expression freedom of speech fundamentalist Christian George Wallace Georgetown Law Weekly Girard High School Guido Calabresi Harold Washington hate speech high school homosexual Huck Huckleberry Finn Hugh Carey Hugo Black ideas issue it's Jehovah's Witnesses Jesse Helms Jews Jimmy Breslin Judith Krug Justice Kenneth Clark kids Kingman Brewster Ku Klux Klan law school law students lawyers Lenny Lenny Bruce lesbian letter Louis Farrakhan Malcolm X Mark Twain Mary Cate Carroll Mary Washington College ment Moot Court NAACP Nat Hentoff Nation of Islam National Lawyers Guild Nazis nigger NYU Law School obscenity offensive Phyllis Schlafly Playboy police political politically correct pornography president prior restraint pro-choice pro-life feminists professor protected punishment racist Rehnquist reported Rooney Roy Innis sexual sexual harassment Shockley Sidney Altman Skokie South Africa speech codes Springboks Stanford Daily Studs Terkel Supreme Court swastika teacher that's thought police tion told Tom Mack U.S. Supreme Court University Vann Woodward views Village Voice Warrington Washington Washington Post Wayne Dick West Hartford William Ball William Brennan William Shockley women Women's Center words Yale Yale College Yale Daily Yale Political Union York

Bibliographic information