Freedom for the Thought That We Hate
A Biography of the First Amendment
By Anthony Lewis
(Basic Books, Hardcover, 9780465039173, 240pp.)
Publication Date: January 2008
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From one of the country’s most esteemed experts on the First Amendment and the author of the classic Gideon’s Trumpet, an eloquent essay on the importance of freedom of expression
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Lewis was a columnist for the New York Times op-ed page from 1969 through 2001. Since 1983, Lewis has been the James Madison Visiting Professor at Columbia University. His previous three books are Gideon’s Trumpet, which has sold nearly a million copies in over forty years in print; Portrait of a Decade; and Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.