With a historic lens to interpret modern-day issues from hate speech to obscenity, this short and accessible collection provides key classic texts to help illuminate free speech and the First Amendment, as part of the new Penguin Liberty series.

A Penguin Classic


Penguin Liberty is a curated series of historical, political and legal classic texts relevant to constitutional rights. This collection focuses on key historic writings about freedom of speech and its connection to the specific experiment of American liberty. The collection includes writings by the most influential thinkers of American free speech law including John Stuart Mill, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Alexander Meiklejohn. Each Penguin Liberty volume will feature a series introduction and volume introduction by series editor Corey Brettschneider.