Clear and Present Danger podcast – Episode 36: Expert opinion – Thomas Healy on how Oliver Wendell Holmes changed the history of free speech in America

 On March 4, 1801, Thomas Jefferson, the newly elected president, gave his inaugural address. Jefferson eloquently dismissed the logic behind the Sedition Act of 1798, which had sent Republican critics of then-Federalist President John Adams to prison: We are all republicans: we are all federalists. If there be any among us who would wish … Continue reading Clear and Present Danger podcast – Episode 36: Expert opinion – Thomas Healy on how Oliver Wendell Holmes changed the history of free speech in America