Tucson Festival of Books

First Amendment Protections, Abuses


The First Amendment protects the freedom of speech, religion and the press. As a nation, we are now examining the extent of those rights. How much should we be able to say about individuals or events without common-sense restrictions? What happens when our leaders declare America a Christian nation? Are newspapers and other media too free or are the guaranteed freedoms in jeopardy? Three authors discuss these significant issues of our times.


Panelists
Martin Baron

Martin (Marty) Baron retired at the end of February 2021, after over eight years as executive editor of The Washington Post. News staffs under his leadership have won 18 Pulitzer Prizes. The Post won 11 Pulitzers for coverage during his tenure that included the assault on the Capitol on Jan....

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Robert Jones

Robert P. Jones is the president and founder of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and a leading scholar and commentator on religion and politics. His latest book, which debuted on The New York Times best-seller list, is "The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy and the Path to a Shared American Future....

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Barbara McQuade

Barbara McQuade is a professor from practice at the University of Michigan Law School, her alma mater, where she teaches courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, national security and data privacy....

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Books:
Collision of Power
Trump, Bezos, and THE WASHINGTON POST
Martin Baron
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Flatiron Books
October 2023
ISBN 9781250844200
560 pages
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The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy
and the Path to a Shared American Future
Robert Jones
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Simon & Schuster
September 2023
ISBN 9781668009512
400 pages
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Attack from Within
How Disinformation Is Sabotaging America
Barbara McQuade
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Seven Stories Press
February 2024
ISBN 9781644213636
cl, 416 pages
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Legal expert, Barbara McQuade, details the systematic way disinformation is used across the media to drive voters to extremes and disempower our respected legal structures, negatively impacting democracy itself. More/less