Hi all, I've just submitted for validation Freedom For the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment by Anthony Lewis It's been spell-checked, headers stripped, and the page numbers and chapter titles protected. From the book jacket: Congress shall make no law. . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. . . More than any other people on earth, Americans are free to say and write what they think. They can criticize the White House or air the secrets of the bedroom with little fear of punishment. This extraordinary freedom is based on just fourteen words in our Constitution: the free expression clauses of the First Amendment. But the freedom we now take for granted did not take hold when the First Amendment was added to the Constitution in 1791. It was more than a century later, in 1931, when the Supreme Court first enforced the Amendment to protect speakers and the press. Since then judges have interpreted the sweeping language of the First Amendment to build a great structure of American liberty. In Freedom for the Thought That We Hate, Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Anthony Lewis tells the story of legal and political conflict, hard choices, and determined, sometimes eccentric Americans who led the legal system to realize one of America's great founding ideas. In this, his first book in seventeen years, Anthony Lewis reminds us all that even our most basic freedoms as Americans have been secured through long struggle-by judges, lawyers, activists and ordinary citizens-and should never be taken for granted. Enjoy... Deborah -- I am using the free version of SPAMfighter for private users. It has removed 817 spam emails to date. Paying users do not have this message in their emails. Get the free SPAMfighter here: http://www.spamfighter.com/len To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.