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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Hence the majority in the United States has immense actual power and a power of opinion which is almost as great . When once its mind is made up on any question , there are , so to say , no obstacles which can retard , much less halt ...
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See also Freedom of speech; Intolerance; Tolerance Tolstoy, Leo, 1 16 Twain, Mark, 7, 84 Tyranny of the majority. See Freedom of speech; Fortress model of free speech; Intolerance; Mill, John Stuart; Tocqueville, Alexis de United States ...
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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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