Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism
Geoffrey Stone's incisively investigates how the First Amendment and other civil liberties have been compromised in America during wartime. Stone delineates the consistent suppression of free speech in six historical periods from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the Vietnam War, and ends with a coda that examines the state of civil liberties in the Bush era. Full of fresh legal and historical insight, magisterially presents a dramatic cast of characters who influenced the course of history over a two-hundred-year period: from the presidents—Adams, Lincoln, Wilson, Roosevelt, and Nixon—to the Supreme Court justices—Taney, Holmes, Brandeis, Black, and Warren—to the resisters—Clement Vallandingham, Emma Goldman, Fred Korematsu, and David Dellinger. Filled with dozens of rare photographs, posters, and historical illustrations, is resonant in its call for a new approach in our response to grave crises.
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Review: Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime: From the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on TerrorismUser Review - Tauheedah Najee-ullah - Goodreads
This was a REALLY good book. Show just how much is left out of "conventional" history (ever notice the difference between your 5th grade history lesson and what's being taught today?). A must read for ... Read full review
Review: Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime: From the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on TerrorismUser Review - Elliot Schott - Goodreads
An engaging analysis of American history during times of conflict. If anyone thought the Bush Administration during War on Terror was the greatest silencing of Free Speech, they need the perspective ... Read full review