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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a a of open of the whole culture , and includes freedom of expression in religion , literature , art , science , and all areas of human learning and knowledge . Finally , freedom of expression is a method of achieving a more adaptable ...
See , e.g. , Emerson , The System of Freedom of Expression , 8–9 : “ This marking off of the special status of expression is a crucial ingredient of the basic theory for several reasons . . . . Secondly , expression is normally ...
Scanlon , “ Freedom of Expression and Categories of Expression , ” 40 U. Pitt . L. Rev. 519 , 531 ( 1979 ) . On reflection , however , he later felt compelled to abandon the theory as incorrect . Of primary concern to him was 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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The Tolerant Society
Lee C. Bollinger Dean University of Michigan Law School
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