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History
Jacob Mchagama

Clear and Present Danger: Episode 22: Fighting Words – Free Speech in 18th Century America, Part II

Clear and Present Danger: A History of Free Speech is a podcast hosted by Jacob Mchangama, the founder and executive […]

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Thomas Jefferson

The Enduring Impact of Jefferson’s Inaugural Address in 2019

By Professor Stephen D. Solomon, Editor, First Amendment Watch The most-visited page on First Amendment Watch during 2018 was not one of […]

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New York Police Officers

Gene Policinski Commentary: You Think Bombs Will Deter, Discourage And Destroy Freedom? Think Again.

The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on October 26, 2018, on the Newseum blog, […]

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Cato's Letters

History Speaks: Cato’s Letters, 1720-1723

By Professor Stephen D. Solomon, Editor, First Amendment Watch Two British journalists, John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, launched a series […]

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Gavel

History Speaks: The End of Seditious Libel, 1964

By Professor Stephen D. Solomon, Editor, First Amendment Watch The landmark decision of New York Times v. Sullivan brought an […]

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History Speaks: Madison-Jefferson Letters on Advisability of a Bill of Rights, 1787-1789

By Professor Stephen D. Solomon, Editor, First Amendment Watch The Constitution had been written and signed by the time that […]

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History Speaks: John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1869

John Stuart Mill (1807-1873) wrote what has become one of the most compelling defenses of freedom of speech. In his […]

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History Speaks: Federal Farmer Number 16, 1788

Letters from the Federal Farmer was a series of 18 articles published in the Poughkeepsie Country Journal in late 1787 […]

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