Free speech for me but not for thee

Author: Nat Hentoff
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0060995106
Release Date: 1993-06-23
Genre: Law

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".

Free speech for me but not for thee

Author: Nat Hentoff
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: UOM:39015020824168
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Law

Examines the issues of free speech and censorship, discussing examples where only one side of an issue was permitted to be voiced


Author: Nat Hentoff
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780307799906
Release Date: 2012-01-25
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

A history of free speech in our country from earliest times to some of the controversial court cases of today involving school demonstrations and the right of Nazis to march.

Encyclopedia of Censorship

Author: Jonathon Green
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438110011
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Censorship

Articles examine the history and evolution of censorship, presented in A to Z format.

Teaching Banned Books

Author: Pat Scales
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838908071
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Who hasn't read Blubber? And yet, published in 1974 and a New York Times Outstanding Book, it remains one of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books and is kept out of many school libraries. As a standard-bearer for intellectual freedom, the school librarian is in an ideal position to collaborate with teachers to not only protect the freedom to read but also ensure that valued books with valuable lessons are not quarantined from the readers for whom they were written. In this classroom and library-ready book of discussion guides, award-winning champion of children's literature Pat Scales shows that there is a way to teach these books while respecting all views. The twelve books chosen for inclusion in Teaching Banned Books, all challenged at one time or another, are jumping off points for rich and engaging discussion among young readers, their librarians and teachers, and their parents. Each guide includes a summary of the novel, a pre-reading activity, tips for introducing the topic, critical-thinking discussion questions, and an annotated bibliography of related fiction and nonfiction. Describing a literature discussion program she set up as a middle school librarian, Scales

Social Issues in America

Author: James Ciment
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317459712
Release Date: 2015-03-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Truly comprehensive in scope - and arranged in A-Z format for quick access - this eight-volume set is a one-source reference for anyone researching the historical and contemporary details of more than 170 major issues confronting American society. Entries cover the full range of hotly contested social issues - including economic, scientific, environmental, criminal, legal, security, health, and media topics. Each entry discusses the historical origins of the problem or debate; past means used to deal with the issue; the current controversy surrounding the issue from all perspectives; and the near-term and future implications for society. In addition, each entry includes a chronology, a bibliography, and a directory of Internet resources for further research as well as primary documents and statistical tables highlighting the debates.

Censorship Or Freedom of Expression

Author: Nancy Day
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 082252628X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Examines the First Amendment, the issue of censorship in publishing, schools, the arts and entertainment, and the Internet, and government involvement.

The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance

Author: Nat Hentoff
ISBN: 1583226583
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

Hentoff adds fifty pages of new material for the paperback edition of his hot-selling jeremiad. It has been lauded as the clearest, strongest declaration of defiance against the Bush administration's attempted rollback of US civil liberties. Hentoff offers exclusive reporting on grassroots citizens' resistance groups and expertly summarises the latest developments, including key Supreme Court verdicts from July 2004.

Must We Defend Nazis

Author: Richard Delgado
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814721049
Release Date: 1999-11-01
Genre: Law

In Must We Defend Nazis?, Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic set out to liberate speech from its current straight-jacket. Over the past hundred years, almost all of American law has matured from the mechanical jurisprudence approach--which held that cases could be solved on the basis of legal rules and logic alone--to that of legal realism--which maintains that legal reasoning must also take into account social policy, common sense, and experience. But in the area of free speech, the authors argue, such archaic formulas as the prohibition against content regulation, the maxim that the cure for bad speech is more speech, and the speech/act distinction continue to reign, creating a system which fails to take account of the harms speech can cause to disempowered, marginalized people. Focusing on the issues of hate-speech and pornography, this volume examines the efforts of reformers to oblige society and law to take account of such harms. It contends that the values of free expression and equal dignity stand in reciprocal relation. Speech in any sort of meaningful sense requires equal dignity, equal access, and equal respect on the parts of all of the speakers in a dialogue; free speech, in other words, presupposes equality. The authors argue for a system of free speech which takes into account nuance, context-sensitivity, and competing values such as human dignity and equal protection of the law.

This School is Driving Me Crazy

Author: Nat Hentoff
ISBN: 0440085497
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Fathers and sons

SUMMARY: Twelve-year-old Sam, who has a magnetic attraction for trouble, finds it increasingly difficult to attend the school where his father is headmaster.

The Day They Came to Arrest the Book

Author: Nat Hentoff
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 9780440918141
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is under attack at George Mason High and school editor Barney Roth knows it is time to print his school's censorship story, but he may be too late.

Hear Me Talkin to Ya

Author: Nat Shapiro
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486171364
Release Date: 2012-08-16
Genre: Music

In this marvelous oral history, the words of such legends as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Billy Holiday trace the birth, growth, and changes in jazz over the years.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780307477729
Release Date: 2010-07-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age–and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns about love for herself and the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a modern American classic that will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. From the Paperback edition.

A Government of Wolves

Author: John W. Whitehead
Publisher: Select Books (NY)
ISBN: 1590799755
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Political Science

Argues that America has become a police state governed by the strong arm of the law, citing the rise in such phenomena as mosquito drones, tasers, privatized prisons, GPS tracking devices, and zero tolerance policies.