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Featuring Hoover Institution fellows Peter Berkowitz, Richard A. Epstein, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, David Davenport, and Daniel Heil. 

This eBook answers the questions: What is free speech? What is it not? What are its value and benefits? What are its recognized boundaries? How do we preserve it? Americans need to know these answers today. Free speech is one of the five rights recognized in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights. 

Yet we live in the age of social media when a viral tweet or insensitive post can hurt feelings and damage reputations—causing people to question the worth of free speech. Indeed, even in the United States, there is increasing sentiment that some speech is not worth protecting. 

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