From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot ACT: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America (Beacon Press)

Why does a right guaranteed in the First Amendment always need to be so fiercely defended? This new history takes a look at the various fights over free speech in America, from the early 20th century to today's "patriotic" censorship.

Chris Finan is the president of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression and the chair of the National Coalition Against Censorship.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 7:30pm