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John Frohnmayer (1995).

John Frohnmayer (1995). Out of Tune: Listening to the First Amendment. (Golden, CO: North American Press/Fulcrum Publishing). x + 138 pp. ISBN 1-55591-932-4 $16.95 (paper). Appendices, chapter questions for discussion and references, index.

Frohnmayer's position is clear: the United States is in the process of losing the "social contract" that is enshrined in the first amendment to the constitution. His argument is spelled out in the first half of this book, containing chapters on politics, ethics, censorship "and its progeny," religion and government, and "our troubled history of reunion." The second half consists of the full text of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" usefully contained in one slim volume.

The above article was published in Media Ethics , Fall 2004 (16:1), p. 41.