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Author Thomas Healy @ Falmouth Museums on the Green
June 5, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Author Thomas Healy discusses his book “The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind—and Changed the History of Free Speech in America.” Why did Holmes change his mind on the subject of free speech? That question has puzzled historians for almost a century. Now, with the aid of newly discovered letters and confidential memos, law professor Thomas Healy reconstructs in vivid detail Holmes’s journey from free-speech opponent to First Amendment hero. It is the story of a remarkable behind-the-scenes campaign by a group of progressives to bring a legal icon around to their way of thinking—and a deeply touching human narrative of an old man saved from loneliness and despair by a few unlikely young friends. To make a reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-548-4857.
$5 members/$8 non-members.