TITLE

Second Thoughts on the First Amendment

AUTHOR(S)
Zinn, Howard
PUB. DATE
November 1991
SOURCE
Humanist;Nov/Dec91, Vol. 51 Issue 6, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Argues that to depend on the simple existence of the First Amendment to guarantee our freedom of expression is a serious mistake. The chilling effect of the Alien and Sedition Acts passed in 1798; The doctrine of no prior restraint; Free speech and national security; Secret police in a democracy in the form of covert action programs directed against domestic dissident groups.
ACCESSION #
9111184662

 

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