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Free press/free people ; the best cause / John Hohenberg.


New York : Columbia University Press, 1971.
ISBN 023103315X, 9780231033152

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Subjects Freedom of the press.
Description xvii, 514 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1971.
Notes Includes index.
Summary An examination of the historical struggles in all parts of the world to preserve freedom of the press, including McCarthyism in the United States and press control in communist countries.
Contents Prologue: At the dawn of history -- The Greek example -- The dissenters of Israel -- From a Chinese blacksmith -- The printer of Mainz -- A world without freedom -- part 1. The winds of doctrine: News for the king -- "The times are daungerous" -- The press in the Americas -- Truth goes to trial -- The press after three hundred years -- pt. 2. The violent journalists: Sundown in London -- The newspaper war -- "Congress shall make no law ..." -- At the barricades -- The merchant of news -- "The Thunderer" -- The Swiss doctor's prescription -- The press after four hundred years -- pt. 3. New vistas, new goals: The reformers -- Member of the establishment -- A new birth of freedom -- On liberty -- pt. 4. The imperial age: Swaraj -- "Dangerous thoughts" -- The warmakers -- The persecuted -- The wisdom of Liang Chi-chao -- New channels for news -- pt. 5. A world in turmoil: Catastrophe -- The battle for America -- War and the press -- The battle for Russia -- The peace that failed -- The press and the peace -- pt. 6. The old order changes: The lion at bay -- The conscience of Europe -- The jackal -- Der Fuehrer -- The might of Asia -- The American ordeal -- pt. 7. Total war: The fall of Europe -- The power of the Soviet Union -- The misfortunes of war -- Tragic victory -- The press after five hundred years -- pt. 8. Under the super-powers: Cold war -- The lamps go out in Prague -- Nehru's India -- On the red tide -- The "forgotten war" -- pt. 9. The balance of terror: McCarthy -- The thaw -- The "hundred flowers" -- Good neighbors, and bad -- Eyeball to eyeball -- The great red schism -- An American tragedy -- The uses of the press -- part 10. The lonely struggle: The Czech spring, and the fall -- Dissent in the Soviet Union -- Mao's way -- In China's orbit -- The fate of India -- Japan; forge of Asia -- part 11. Into a revolutionary age: The third world -- The divided house of Europe -- The decline of Fleet Street -- The American giant -- part 12. Free press/free people: The press today -- New roles for the press -- The explosion of techniques -- Television vs. the press -- The free press on trial.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)124267
(OCoLC)ocm00124267
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WorldCat Identities Hohenberg, John.
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