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Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism

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Staff Pick

"If you are at all concerned about the issue of free speech and methods that have been used to attack or limit it in the past (and the present), Perilous Times is a must-read."
Recommended by Doug, Powells.com

Review-A-Day

"The constitutional right of American citizens to examine their government has invariably faded in times of violent conflict. This is an ominous precedent because we are now embroiled in a potentially endless battle, whether or not it qualifies as a war. By chronicling the most serious historical deviations from our ordinary constitutional order, therefore, Geoffrey Stone's outstanding book alarms as much as it clarifies. As the current administration flouts the Constitution in genuinely groundbreaking ways, it is also exposing the rest of us to dangers hitherto unknown." Stephen Holmes, The New Republic (read the entire New Republic review)

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A must-read for all who treasure the First Amendment.--Alan M. Dershowitz, Boston Globe

Geoffrey Stone's Perilous Times 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, Perilous Times 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, Perilous Times is resonant in its call for a new approach in our response to grave crises.

Hailed as the most important book of its kind since Zechariah Chafee Jr. first published his heralded Freedom of Speech in 1920, Perilous Times, in the words of Studs Terkel, is must reading for every citizen interested in something called the First Amendment. Michiko Kakutani of the New York Times wrote that Perilous Times is an important, indeed necessary book on freedom indispensable...to the discovery and spread of political truth, and Bob Woodward proclaimed Perilous Times to be a lively, masterful history--and reminder--of the essential role of the First Amendment during the stresses of war. Perilous Times incisivelyinvestigates the First Amendment in wartime like no previous book and, according to Elena Kagan, the dean of Harvard Law School, promises to redefine the national debate on civil liberties and free speech. Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; A New York Times Notable Book, a Philadelphia Inquirer Top 10 Book, a Washington Post Book World Rave, a Los Angeles Times Best Book, and a Chicago Tribune Best Book of 2004. 63 illustrations.

Review:

"A masterpiece of constitutional history, Perilous Times promises to redefine the national debate on civil liberties and free speech." Elena Kagan, Harvard Law School

Review:

"Covering the bloodied turf from the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 to the current U.S.A. Patriot Act, this book is must reading for every citizen interested in something called the First Amendment." Studs Terkel

Review:

"So rich in material is Perilous Times, a chronicle of the tribulations of the 1st Amendment in wartime, that this scholarly yet highly readable book amounts to an anecdotal history of the United States itself, from the Founding Fathers to the present." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"One closes this admirable book more than ever determined that the authors of the Constitution were right the first time, and that the only amendment necessary might be a prohibition on the passage of any law within six months of any atrocity, foreign or domestic." Christopher Hitchens, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"This is great, dramatic, and absorbing legal history at its best — beautifully written, highly accessible, and critically important for our time." Jonathan Cole

Synopsis:

"A masterpiece of constitutional history, promises to redefine the national debate on civil liberties and free speech."--Elena Kagan, Harvard Law School

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Hailed As the most important book of its kind since Zechariah Chafee Jr. first published his heralded Freedom of Speech in 1920, the much-lauded Perilous Times, in the words of Studs Terkel, is must reading for every citizen interested in something called the First Amendment. Michiko Kakutani of the New York Times wrote that Perilous Times is an important, indeed necessary book on freedom indispensable ... to the discovery and spread of political truth, and Bob Woodward proclaimed Perilous Times to be a lively, masterful history--and reminder--of the essential role of the First Amendment during the stresses of war. Perilous Times incisively investigates the First Amendment in wartime like no previous book and, according to Elena Kagan, the dean of Harvard Law School, promises to redefine the national debate on civil liberties and free speech.

About the Author

Geoffrey R. Stone, the Harry Kalven, Jr. Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Law School, was dean of the law school from 1987 to 1993. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393327458
Author:
Stone, Geoffrey R
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Stone, Geoffrey R.
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Freedom of speech
Subject:
Constitutional - First Amendment
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Freedom of speech -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Constitutional
Subject:
US History-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
63 illustrations
Pages:
800
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.1 x 1.3 in 2.02 lb

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Product details 800 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393327458 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

"If you are at all concerned about the issue of free speech and methods that have been used to attack or limit it in the past (and the present), Perilous Times is a must-read."

"Review A Day" by , "The constitutional right of American citizens to examine their government has invariably faded in times of violent conflict. This is an ominous precedent because we are now embroiled in a potentially endless battle, whether or not it qualifies as a war. By chronicling the most serious historical deviations from our ordinary constitutional order, therefore, Geoffrey Stone's outstanding book alarms as much as it clarifies. As the current administration flouts the Constitution in genuinely groundbreaking ways, it is also exposing the rest of us to dangers hitherto unknown." (read the entire New Republic review)
"Review" by , "A masterpiece of constitutional history, Perilous Times promises to redefine the national debate on civil liberties and free speech."
"Review" by , "Covering the bloodied turf from the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 to the current U.S.A. Patriot Act, this book is must reading for every citizen interested in something called the First Amendment."
"Review" by , "So rich in material is Perilous Times, a chronicle of the tribulations of the 1st Amendment in wartime, that this scholarly yet highly readable book amounts to an anecdotal history of the United States itself, from the Founding Fathers to the present."
"Review" by , "One closes this admirable book more than ever determined that the authors of the Constitution were right the first time, and that the only amendment necessary might be a prohibition on the passage of any law within six months of any atrocity, foreign or domestic."
"Review" by , "This is great, dramatic, and absorbing legal history at its best — beautifully written, highly accessible, and critically important for our time."
"Synopsis" by , "A masterpiece of constitutional history, promises to redefine the national debate on civil liberties and free speech."--Elena Kagan, Harvard Law School
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Hailed As the most important book of its kind since Zechariah Chafee Jr. first published his heralded Freedom of Speech in 1920, the much-lauded Perilous Times, in the words of Studs Terkel, is must reading for every citizen interested in something called the First Amendment. Michiko Kakutani of the New York Times wrote that Perilous Times is an important, indeed necessary book on freedom indispensable ... to the discovery and spread of political truth, and Bob Woodward proclaimed Perilous Times to be a lively, masterful history--and reminder--of the essential role of the First Amendment during the stresses of war. Perilous Times incisively investigates the First Amendment in wartime like no previous book and, according to Elena Kagan, the dean of Harvard Law School, promises to redefine the national debate on civil liberties and free speech.
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