JOSEPH HOWE AND THE BATTLE FOR THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Penguin Books Published in Canada.
In this essay, John Ralston Saul addresses the legacy of Joseph Howe, his famous defense in 1835, and his contributions to a distinctly Canadian position on freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Saul recalls a time when political debate was prioritized in society and covered by the media, and when the democratic foundations of this country were first articulated and pursued. In a style both humorous and emphatic, Saul provides a succinct look at Canadian history and our current whereabouts, and an ambitious rally for participatory democracy and intelligent media for the future.
- *Joseph Braun, Interview with John Ralston Saul – Vue Weekly
- Corinne Smith – Rambles.net (US)
- *Colin Webster – Haliburton Club