A Republic, If You Can Keep It

In the early United States, Americans confronted a pressing issue: how can democratic debate and the brutish English law of libel coexist?

It was once said of Elizabeth Willing Powel that “her Patriotism causes too much Anxiety.”

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Matthew Schafer

Media Lawyer. Adjunct Professor/Mass Media Law at Fordham University School of Law. Twitter @MatthewSchafer