After Words with Anthony Lewis
Anthony Lewis talked about his book Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment, published by Basic… read more
Anthony Lewis talked about his book Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment, published by Basic Books. In his book he recounts the different interpretations of the First Amendment to the Constitution. Adopted in 1791, the amendment was first enforced by the Supreme Court in 1931. Mr. Lewis profiles the people and controversies that have shaped today’s understanding of the First Amendment and the current arguments that surround freedom of expression. The guest interviewer was Ron Collins, a scholar at the First Amendment Center.
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Lewis was a columnist for the New York Times op-ed page from 1969 through 2001. Since 1983, he has been the James Madison Visiting Professor at Columbia University. His previous three books are Gideon’s Trumpet; Portrait of a Decade; and Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment. close
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