Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century, Lee C. Bollinger (Oxford University Press)

It should come as no surprise that the Internet has radically altered the way journalism is practiced. It has also raised some fundamental questions about the future of traditional news media and about the First Amendment itself. The amendment provides, as we all know, for a free and unencumbered press, but does the Internet fall … Continue reading Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century, Lee C. Bollinger (Oxford University Press)

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K Blows Top: A Cold War Comic Interlude Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America’s Most Unlikely Tourist, Peter Carlson (PublicAffairs)

Most North Americans remember Nikita Khrushchev, the Russian dictator, as the guy who banged his shoe on his desk at the UN in 1960. Few recall that the shoe-banging was preceded by a 1959 visit to the U.S. in which Khrushchev, or K as he was headlined in the press, toured the country and captivated … Continue reading K Blows Top: A Cold War Comic Interlude Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America’s Most Unlikely Tourist, Peter Carlson (PublicAffairs)