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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At this stage in our social history , then , free speech involves a special act of carving out one area of social interaction for extraordinary self - restraint , the purpose of which is to develop and demonstrate a social capacity to ...
Part of the reason for this development may be due to a phenomenon that the fortress model implicitly recognizes and uses ... and then arrive at a decision they must defend and justify according to standards developed over many years .
9 separating speech out for special toleration and actually rely , in doing so , on the strength of the feelings generated by speech acts , as developed in this chapter , and in part on the lack of consensus on the positions advanced in ...
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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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