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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In the next two chapters I shall try to isolate the major obstacles encountered in any attempt to build a free speech theory out of the ... I divide that thinking into two primary categories and reserve one chapter for each .
33 But we also know from his famous account of the nature of intolerance in the Abrams dissent , which we considered at some length in chapter 2 , that the desire or need to establish conformity of opinion had a much more complicated ...
I Let us begin by placing the discussion of this chapter more solidly in context with the development of the argument in preceding chapters . It will be recalled that in chapter 2 we considered , in response to the claims of the ...
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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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