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.

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.


Author: Nadine Strossen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190859145
Release Date: 2018-04-02
Genre: Law

HATE dispels misunderstandings plaguing our perennial debates about "hate speech vs. free speech," showing that the First Amendment approach promotes free speech and democracy, equality, and societal harmony. We hear too many incorrect assertions that "hate speech" -- which has no generally accepted definition -- is either absolutely unprotected or absolutely protected from censorship. Rather, U.S. law allows government to punish hateful or discriminatory speech in specific contexts when it directly causes imminent serious harm. Yet, government may not punish such speech solely because its message is disfavored, disturbing, or vaguely feared to possibly contribute to some future harm. When U.S. officials formerly wielded such broad censorship power, they suppressed dissident speech, including equal rights advocacy. Likewise, current politicians have attacked Black Lives Matter protests as "hate speech." "Hate speech" censorship proponents stress the potential harms such speech might further: discrimination, violence, and psychic injuries. However, there has been little analysis of whether censorship effectively counters the feared injuries. Citing evidence from many countries, this book shows that "hate speech" laws are at best ineffective and at worst counterproductive. Their inevitably vague terms invest enforcing officials with broad discretion, and predictably, regular targets are minority views and speakers. Therefore, prominent social justice advocates in the U.S. and beyond maintain that the best way to resist hate and promote equality is not censorship, but rather, vigorous "counterspeech" and activism.

Defending My Enemy

Author: Aryeh Neier
Publisher: International Debate Education Assn
ISBN: 1617700452
Release Date: 2012-08
Genre: History

Are Nazis entitled to freedom of expression? In 1977, Frank Collin, leader of the National Socialist Party of America, sought to hold a Nazi march in Skokie, Illinois. Skokie had one of the largest Holocaust survivor populations outside New York City. Writing from his perspective as national executive director of the ACLU, the author details what happened next.

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.

Christians Free Expression and the Common Good

Author: Gordon S. Jackson
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498504027
Release Date: 2015-05-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This study contends that Christians in Western democracies should champion free expression, not only for their own wellbeing but also for the good of their societies. The book presents a theology of free expression and examines a paradox: why censorship is dangerous, and why it remains present even in vibrant democracies.

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.


Author: Chris Lynch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442460034
Release Date: 2013-03-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Is Eric as cold as the ice he skates on? A fiery tour de force from the author of Inexcusable, a National Book Award finalist. The other guys on Eric’s hockey team call him the Iceman, because he’s a heartless player, cold as ice. Only Eric knows the truth—he’s not cold, he’s on fire, burning with a need he just can’t explain. Least of all to his family—not to his dad, whose only joy in life is watching Eric smash other hockey players to a pulp. Or his mom, who starts every conversation with, “Your problem is...” Or even his brother, Duane, once a star athlete, now a star slacker. Can Eric find a way to make them understand how he feels—before the fire inside consumes him completely?

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.