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Just Words: Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the Failure of Public Conversation in America (Paperback)
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Just Words: Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the Failure of Public Conversation in America (Paperback)

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Paperback 361 Pages / Published: 05/04/2013
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Focusing on Lillian Hellman's infamous 1980 libel suit against Mary McCarthy for her scornful comments on The Dick Cavett Show, this book explores the roles of truth and lying in American public life and considers why civil discourse seems beyond o

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300191967
Number of pages: 361
Weight: 406 g
Dimensions: 200 x 129 x 25 mm


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"Ackerman does an admirable job of tying this case to the great issues of the mid-twentieth century. He uses Hellman and McCarthy as a pretext for fascinating digressions about John Dewey's commission on Leon Trotsky, the history of Latin instruction in America, and the culture's attitude toward abortion in the 1930s."-Franklin Foer, The New Republic

-- Franklin Foer * The New Republic *
"A worthy exploration of the conflicts created when issues of free speech, publicity, and privacy intersect. The book will make a welcome addition to both general academic and law school libraries."-Donna M. Fisher, Law Library Journal -- Donna M. Fisher * Law Library Journal *

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