Sentinel under Siege: The Triumphs and Troubles of America's Free Press

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
1 In Search of a Role5
2 The Press and the Law18
3 Malice Without Wit29
4 Pomp and Provenance45
5 Practicing Freedom70
6 The Limits of Liberty78
7 Crafting a Constitution87
8 Safeguarding Liberty95
9 Enlarging the Fourth Estate100
10 The Bloodiest War112
11 The Bottom Lines120
12 Turning Away140
13 The First and the Fourteenth149
14 The News Business154
15 Toward Professionalism165
16 Trash and Flash172
17 The Is and the Ought180
18 The Critics188
19 Fear and Loathing197
20 The Weight of Obligations209
21 The Paradox of Self-Government218

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - IN SEARCH OF A ROLE 5
  • 2 - THE PRESS AND THE LAW 18
  • 3 - MALICE WITHOUT WIT 29
  • 4 - POMP AND PROVENANCE 45
  • 5 - PRACTICING FREEDOM 70
  • 6 - THE LIMITS OF LIBERTY 78
  • 7 - CRAFTING A CONSTITUTION 87
  • 8 - SAFEGUARDING LIBERTY 95
  • 9 - ENLARGING THE FOURTH ESTATE 100
  • 10 - THE BLOODIEST WAR 112
  • 11 - THE BOTTOM LINES 120
  • 12 - TURNING AWAY 140
  • 13 - THE FIRST AND THE FOURTEENTH 149
  • 16 - TRASH AND FLASH 172
  • 17 - THE IS AND THE OUGHT 180
  • 18 - THE CRITICS 188
  • 19 - FEAR AND LOATHING 197
  • 20 - THE WEIGHT OF OBLIGATIONS 209
  • 21 - THE PARADOX OF SELF-GOVERNMENT 218
  • 22 - LIBEL AND LIABILITY 234
  • 23 - FREE AS THE AIR 244
  • 24 - TRAINING THE WATCHDOGS 256
  • EPILOGUEO: PATHFINDING 262
  • Notes 271
  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 301
  • ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR 309
  • Index 311
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