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Priests of Our Democracy

Priests of Our Democracy

The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge

by Marjorie Heins
Publication Date: 22/12/2013
Priests of Our

Democracy tells of the teachers and professors who

battled the anti-communist witch hunt of the 1950s. It traces the political fortunes

of academic freedom beginning in the late 19th century, both on

campus and in the courts. Combining political and legal history with wrenching

personal stories, the book details how the anti-communist excesses of the 1950s

inspired the Supreme Court to recognize the vital role of teachers and

professors in American democracy. The crushing of dissent in the 1950s

impoverished political discourse in ways that are still being felt, and First

Amendment academic freedom, a product of that period, is in peril today. In

compelling terms, this book shows why the issue should matter to everyone.
Human rights & civil liberties law
Publication Date:
New York University Press
Country of origin:
United States
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