Clear and Present Danger podcast – Episode 22: Fighting Words – Free Speech in 18th Century America, Part II

 In the second half of the 18th century, American Patriots showed that freedom of the press was a potent weapon against authority. Not even the world’s most formidable empire could stop them from speaking truth, lies, and insults to power. In 1765, the announcement of the Stamp Act kicked off a tsunami of dissent … Continue reading Clear and Present Danger podcast – Episode 22: Fighting Words – Free Speech in 18th Century America, Part II