Freedom of the Press from Hamilton to the Warren Court, ed. by Harold I.
(Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1967). Follows on the Levy book and
documents on censorship during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
the conflicts over slavery, war, obscenity, birth control, and other
suppression of free speech).
The Emergence of a Free Press, by Leonard W. Levy (New York: Oxford
Press, 1985). An excellent history of the struggle in America for a free
account of the adoption of the First Amendment provides a valuable
of the struggle for a Bill of Rights.
Advertising and the Market Process, by Robert B. Ekelund, Jr., and David
Saurman (San Francisco: Pacific Institute, 1988). An important freedom
issue is the status of commercial speech. Two thoughtful economists
advertising against the claims of its critics.
American Broadcasting and the First Amendment, by Lucas A. Powe
University of California Press, 1987). Shows how state control of
licensing of the press -- a practice that prompted the movement for a free
press -- has been reinstituted in the electronic media; a strong case for
freedom of expression
through a free market and private property rights.
Telecommunications in Crisis: The First Amendment, Technology, and
Deregulation, by Edwin Diamond and Norman Sandler, and Milton Mueller
(Washington, D.C.: Cato Institute, 1983). Calls for an end to state
control of the
electronic media and deregulation through allowing freely transferable
rights in broadcasting.
Freedom of the Press in England, 1476-1776: The Rise and Decline of
Control, by Frederick Seaton Siebert (Urbana: University of Illinois
Shows how the English state used economic controls to assert control over
expression and to stifle religious and political dissent.
Kindly Inquisitors, by Jonathan Rauch (Chicago: University of Chicago
Rauch shows how important freedom of inquiry is to the discovery process,
science, politics, art, culture, and other areas; this book provides
useful responses to
the "politically correct" movement without throwing the baby out with the
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