Growing up, I was one of those children of the ’50s and ‘60s who thought the right to freedom of speech was inviolable, incorruptible, and unassailable. Yet as Nan Levinson’s book Outspoken: Free Speech Stories makes evident, our right to free expression is often contested, frequently assailed by those assuming a moral prerogative and restricted by concerned citizens who litigate minority voices into self-protective silence. So many books on current events lose relevance over time. Levinson’s is not one of them.
"Nan Levinson. Outspoken: free speech stories. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2003.,"
Reason and Respect:
2, Article 13.
Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/rr/vol1/iss2/13