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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The thesis offered here is that free speech has , indeed , developed new meaning over the course of the last several decades , a new significance that helps especially to account for the extremes to which the principle has been taken .
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 ...
Ely developed the thesis that what really mattered in every First Amendment case was whether the concern behind the law being challenged as unconstitutional was over what he called the “ communicative impact ” of the speech .
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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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