Finding, Framing, and Hanging Jefferson: A Lost Letter, a Remarkable Discovery, and Freedom of Speech in an Age of Terrorism

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John Wiley & Sons, 2008 - History - 244 pages
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author, Harvard Law School professor, and tireless defender of civil liberties unearths a little-known letter by his hero, Thomas Jefferson, and shares its secrets. The letter illuminates Jefferson’s views on freedom of speech in a way that has important implications for the country today, particularly in the struggle against terrorism. This book is about the remarkable letter Dershowitz found, how he found it, and why it matters not only to him, but to us today.
 

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This book is a lawyer's take on the First Amendment in an era of terrorism. He writes it on the occasion of purchasing a previously unpublished letter of Jefferson's addressing this issue. The chatty ... Read full review

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A great read about our first amendment rights. It made me think about the complexities behind our basic rights. Read full review

Contents

Law and Thomas Jefferson
27
Finding the Jefferson Letter
45
The Provenance of the JeffersonBoardman
75
PART III
95
An Expressed Opinion
107
If Conscience
121
We Have Nothing
127
The Law Stands
133
These Are Safer
139
PART IV
145
Jeffersons Actions in the Burr Case
153
Other Issues Currently Debated in the Context
169
My View as Influenced by Jefferson and
189
Notes
209
Index
235
Copyright

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Harold Ramis, film director,screenwriter, and actor

ALAN DERSHOWITZ, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, is one of the country's foremost appellate lawyers and a distinguished defender of individual liberties. His many books include the #1 New York Times bestseller Chutzpah, Preemption: A Knife That Cuts Both Ways, and the Wiley books The Case for Israel, also a New York Times bestseller; The Case for Peace: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Can Be Resolved; What Israel Means to Me; and Blasphemy. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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