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By Jan Morris

This vintage account bargains a breathtakingly intimate evocation of the main recognized of all mountain climbing exploits - and of possibly the final nice out of date Fleet highway scoop.

'It was once Morris who broke the scoop British-led day trip had conquered Mount Everest the day earlier than the Queen's coronation in 1953 . . . Allied to actual braveness in getting down the mountain and a dogged resourcefulness in getting the scoop domestic, Morris scooped the area and was once introduced on essentially the most extraordinary literary careers within the moment 1/2 the twentieth century.' Guardian

'Exquisite, strong . . . i will be able to ponder no greater approach of commemorating British exploration's culminating triumph.' Simon Winchester

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3Tocqueville, "Democracy in America'' p. 185. " New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1999, p. 281. 18 CHAPTER 2 That conventional response to his query, Rosen said, has "helped create a strong institution—profitable, powerful, and, on the whole, dedicated to public service. 15 So there is a problem that Rosen and others, including us as the authors of this book, see in future journalists remaining tied to that prevailing wisdom as a complete, eternal response. If, as James Carey argued, "we should value the press to the precise degree that it sustains public life, that it helps keep the conversation going among us, and (we should) devalue the press to the degree that it seeks to inform us and turn us into silent spectators,"16 what culpability, and then responsibility, does the press have when that conversation of public life wanes and turns sour?

This was a bow to the idea that all rights reside in the people and no government can assume power not specifically granted to it by the people. The 10th Amendment states said that powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution nor specifically prohibited by it to the states are reserved to the states or to the people. That is, the federal government's reach was limited and specific, whereas the states' rights and the rights of the people were not, except as specified in the Constitution.

This document argued that licensing controls were impairing the trade of printing and thus the circulation of ideas and at any rate were impractical and inconsistent in application. The end of licensing did not, of course, mean the end of efforts to suppress ideas. The expression of heresies and treasons such as "imagining the death of the king" were still swiftly and often cruelly punished after the fact of publication. It took yet another strand of Enlightenment thinking to bring the next steps toward true freedom of expression.

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