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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See also Tribe , American Constitutional Law , ( see chap . 1 , n . 58 ) , 576– 79. That the general theoretical structure of the First Amendment has remained pretty much intact from Emerson's statement to the present day is shown by ...
The agitator asserts his constitutional right to speak , the government asserts its constitutional right to wage war . The result is a deadlock . Each side takes the position of the man who was arrested for swinging his arms and hitting ...
... 158-64, 177-78; on limiting freedom of speech to "public" speech, 47-48, 148-49; on methods of deriving free speech theory from constitutional text, 149-51; on New England town meeting as a paradigm for free speech, 46-47, 73, 229; ...
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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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Lee C. Bollinger Dean University of Michigan Law School
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