An Economist "Pick of the Pile" for 2008.
"A passionate ... essay that ranges across a variety of free speech controversies — from sedition and obscenity to hate speech and secret wiretapping."-- New York Times Review of Books
A history of the landmark case of James Earl Gideon’s fight for the right to legal counsel. Notes, table of cases, index. The classic backlist bestseller. More than 800,000 sold since its first pub date of 1964.
“Superbly written… a compelling drama that clearly places the Sullivan decision in the context of the court’s still evolving notions of free speech and fully illuminates the constitutional principles at stake…an essential guide.” —Boston Globe