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Hardcover / 200 pages
ISBN: 1594032289

Manifesto for Media Freedom

The alternative-media revolution of the last twenty years has smashed the liberal monopoly over news outlets and created a true marketplace of ideas. Rather than fight back with arguments, today’s liberals are working relentlessly to smother this new universe of political discourse under a tangle of campaign-finance reform and media regulations.

Best-selling author Brian Anderson and Adam Thierer examine the crucial place of free political speech in our nation’s history, from the feisty polemics of Revolutionary-era pamphlets to the explosion of new media in the twenty-first century. Today, shockingly, freedom of political speech in America is facing sustained attacks unlike anything since the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798.

In clear, jargon-free prose, Anderson and Thierer debunk the principal arguments made in support of this counterrevolutionary effort, exposing the McCain-Feingold Act of 2002 and a growing movement to impose new “fairness” regulations on the Internet and talk radio as damaging to free speech—and democracy. A Manifesto for Media Freedom is both a wake-up call for all Americans who care about their most fundamental rights and a coherent strategy to guarantee an unfettered marketplace of ideas.

About the Author

Brian C. Anderson is the editor of City Journal, published by the Manhattan Institute. He is the editor of The Beholden State (2013), co-author of A Manifesto for Media Freedom (2008), and the author of Democratic Capitalism and its Discontents (2007) and South Park Conservatives (2005).

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