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Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime

From the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism

by Geoffrey R. Stone

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Published by W. W. Norton .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages800
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7457770M
ISBN 100393327450
ISBN 109780393327458
OCLC/WorldCa62231671

  Book Review: Perilous Times Free Speech in Wartime From the Sedition Act of to the War on Terrorism by Geoffrey R. Stone W.W. Norton: pp., $ 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 . The definition of speech itself has been broadened to encompass "symbolic speech," which consists of actions that express opinions; thus, U.S. courts have held that burning the American flag as a protest is protected speech. See G. R. Stone, Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of to the War on Terrorism ().

PERILOUS TIMES: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of to the War on Terrorism Geoffrey R. Stone, Author. Norton $35 (p) ISBN Perilous Times Free Speech in Wartime From the Sedition Act of to the War on Terrorism (Book): Stone, Geoffrey R.: "Perilous Times guides us through a pageant of characters who influenced the course of American history. This book is an investigation of civil liberties in wartime."--BOOK JACKET.

  Stone's powerful history, Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime, charts the regrettable times when free speech was ignored in the name of loyalty, security and mobilizing the war effort. Perilous Times | 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 to the Vietnam War, and ends with a coda that examines the state of civil liberties in the Bush : W. W. Norton & Company.


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Stone's masterful history of free speech in wartime America. With clarity, moderation and some 2, footnotes, Stone explains how Americans could come to fear their own founding documents. We have long needed this book, though perhaps never as badly as we do. When the phrase, “perilous times” comes to mind, we think of the danger and risks taken in those times in the great wars of this country.

Wartime is exciting and yet destructive to everyone surrounding it. As Geoffrey Stone implies, “War generates a powerful mass psychology. Emotions run high. Stone, Geoffrey R.

Perilous times: free speech in wartime: from the Sedition Act of to the War on Terrorism. New York: Norton, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a.

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Throughout American history, free speech and freedom of assembly has been adversely affected by rationalized wartime suppressions in the name of security/5(16). The Wily Agitator and the American free speech tradition PERILOUS TIMES: FREE SPEECH IN WARTIME: FROM THE SEDITION ACT OF TO THE WAR ON TERRORISM.

By Geoffrey R. Stone. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co.,   In Perilous Times: [End Page ] Free Speech in Wartime Stone traces the policies and practices of the U.S. government toward regulating dissent during times of war.

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Valenzano. "A masterpiece of constitutional history, Perilous Times promises to redefine the national debate on civil liberties and free speech."—Elena Kagan, Harvard Law School 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. Book review: Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of to the War on Terrorism. By Geoffrey R. Stone. New York. W.W. Norton and Company. + xx. Reviewed by: Michael Kent CurtisAuthor: Michael Kent Curtis.

Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of to the War on Terrorism is a book by American Constitutional law scholar Geoffrey R. Stone, reviewing the treatment of the United States First Amendment during times of war.

It received numerous awards within the fields of history, political science, and law. Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime -- From the Sedition Act of to the War on Terrorism By Geoffrey R.

Stone Norton, pp., illustrated, $35 Geoffrey R. Stone's encyclopedic narrative of free speech during wartime is a must-read for all who treasure the First Amendment.REVIEW ESSAY APrescription for Perilous Times Review of PERILOUS TIMES:FREE SPEECH IN WARTIME FROM THE SEDITION ACT OF TO THE WAR ON Geoffrey R.

Stone. W.W. Norton & Company, pages. NEIL S. SIEGEL* INTRODUCTION It seldom happens that a scholar makes a lasting contribution both to legalAuthor: Neil S. Siegel.