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Freeing Speech: The Constitutional War over National Security

John Denvir


The United States is in the midst of a heated conversation over how the Constitution impacts national security. In a traditional reading of the document, America uses military force only after a full and informed national debate. However, modern presidents have had unparalleled access to the media as well as control over the information most relevant to these debates, which jeopardizes the abilities of a democracy's citizens to fully participate in the discussion. This book targets this issue of presidential dominance and proposes an ambitious solution: a First Amendment that makes sure the vo ... More

Keywords: national security, military force, presidential dominance, First Amendment, democracy, free speech, War on Terror, Constitution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780814720141
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814720141.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Denvir, author