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Stephen Sedley: Anonymity, 19 January 2017

... publication of unsigned articles on philosophical, political and religious subjects. A new book by Eric Barendt, Anonymous Speech: Literature, Law and Politics (Hart, £25), traces the contemporaneous voluntary abandonment of anonymity in England and the often pompous arguments that accompanied it. The fact was that journals’ recruitment of well-known ...


Lord Goodman, 8 May 1986

Freedom of Speech 
by Eric Barendt.
Oxford, 314 pp., £35, November 1985, 0 19 825381 8
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The Espionage of the Saints: Two Essays on Silence and the State 
by David Caute.
Hamish Hamilton, 212 pp., £12.95, January 1986, 9780241117507
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A Question of Judgment 
by Sara Keays.
Quintessential Press, 312 pp., £9.95, November 1985, 1 85138 000 0
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... have met the same response as poor Montmorency. It is a kindness to say no more about the book. Mr Barendt’s book is in part a legal treatise – and a carefully compiled and interestingly written one – on the law relating to freedom of speech and to its restrictions. Most lawyers have little knowledge of this subject beyond a hazy recollection that ...

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