P&P Live!: Ellis Cose — The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America - in conversation with Eric Sterling

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 6:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Join bestselling author, Ellis Cose discussing his newest, "The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America" on P&P Live!

The critically acclaimed journalist and bestselling author of The Rage of a Privileged Class explores one of the most essential rights in America—free speech—and reveals how it is crumbling under the combined weight of polarization, technology, money and systematized lying in this concise yet powerful and timely book.

Free speech has long been one of American's most revered freedoms. Yet now, more than ever, free speech is reshaping America’s social and political landscape even as it is coming under attack. Bestselling author and critically acclaimed journalist Ellis Cose wades into the debate to reveal how this Constitutional right has been coopted by the wealthy and politically corrupt.

Ellis Cose is the author of several books, including the bestselling The Rage of a Privileged Class. A former contributing editor for Newsweek magazine, his writing has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Time magazine, USA Today, the Washington Post, and the New York Daily News, among other publications.

Eric E. Sterling retired this summer after 31 years as Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation. He was recently appointed by the Montgomery County, MD, County Council to its Policing Advisory Commission for a three-year term. From 1979 to 1989, he was Assistant Counsel, Subcommittee on Crime, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, responsible for anti-pornography laws, illegal drugs, and many other matters. In the late 1970s he was counsel to the Delaware County, PA chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. His analyses have been published in numerous legal and academic journals and books, major newspapers, and broadcast on many major media outlets. He was acquitted on First Amendment grounds on the charges of unwarrantedly loitering and the distribution of unauthorized leaflets inside the Pentagon in 1969. He has taught at American University and George Washington University and lectured widely. He earned his B.A. from Haverford College and his J.D. from Villanova University.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9780062999719
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Published: Amistad - September 15th, 2020

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