First, after years of allowing censorship and criminal prosecution of dissent, what caused the radical turnaround by the Supreme Court to then support free speech and dissent? Part one of a two part discussion with Thomas Healy author of, The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind–and Changed the History of Free Speech in America.
- Thomas Healy is Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School. Author of The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind–and Changed the History of Free Speech in America
Then, on the Scholars’ Circle panel, what we remember about historical events and how we remember them effects the future of politics and policies, according to our guests. And memory entrepreneurs are in the business of shaping these memories as a means of advancing political agenda. We look at the politics of memory and how these memory entrepreneurs are trying to shape what how we remember the past as a means of shaping the future. Part one of a two part panel discussion.
- Douglas Becker is a professor of international relations at the University of Southern California and author of the chapter Memories and Trauma as Elements of Identity in Foreign Policymaking.
- Dovile Budryte is a professor of political science at Georgia Gwinnett College in Atlanta. She is the author of Taming Nationalism: Political Community Building in the Post-soviet Baltic States and co-editor of the collected volume Memory and Trauma in International Relations: Theories, Cases and Debates.
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This program is produced with generous contribution from Ankine Aghassian, Melissa Chiprin, Tim Page, Mike Hurst and Sudd Dongre.
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