The Tolerant Society: Freedom of Speech and Extremist Speech in America
Oxford University Press, 1986 - 295 páginas
The First Amendment provides Americans with a far broader protection of free speech than that available in any other Western democracy, Lee Bollinger notes, and yet other democracies are not seen as significantly less open or more restrictive that the United States. Why do Americans guarantee
people the right to advocate the overthrow of the government or advance racist or genocidal ideas? Why, for example, protect the right of neo-Nazis to march in predominantly Jewish Skokie, Illinois?
In The Tolerant Society, Bollinger offers a masterful critique of the major theories of freedom of expression, and offers an alternative explanation. Traditional justifications for protecting extremist speech have turned largely on the inherent value of self-expression, maintaining that the
About the Author:
Lee C. Bollinger is Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School.
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9 To Holmes “ [ i ] t was a question of proximity and degree . " 10 Applying this principle to the Schenck prosecution , Holmes appeared to have little difficulty in finding for the government .
Wigmore's hostility to what Holmes had done is undisguised and is most clearly represented by his refusal in the course of the article to refer to Holmes by name ; he speaks only of " the dissent . " The article suffers from its ...
We do , however , have one well - known statement on the need for legal suppression , again from Holmes , which he offered in his Abrams dissent . Just before his famous marketplace - of - ideas theory of free speech , Holmes spoke of ...
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Bollinger, in this study of the First Amendment, examines some old chest nuts, such as the social and legal implications of the freedom of speech guarantee; the fragile, frequently tense majority rule ... Leer comentario completo
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