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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Our attitudes seem not to correlate with any sober assessment of the possible incremental gain in the protection of our own freedom . It is therefore in the extremeness of our enthusiasm for what is done in the name of the free speech ...
What leads us to react with intolerance is , typically , a concern with the mind perceived to be at work - with the way of thinking of the person or persons , whether that be political beliefs or general attitudes or values or whatever ...
Meiklejohn's concern , therefore , is with the intellectual attitudes of the general public , not just with protecting speech activity thought to have important informational value . His own agenda includes changing those attitudes ...
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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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